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hypodermic

[ hahy-puh-dur-mik ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈdɜr mɪk /
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adjective
noun
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Origin of hypodermic

First recorded in 1860–65; hypoderm(a) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM hypodermic

hy·po·der·mi·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use hypodermic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hypodermic

hypodermic
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈdɜːmɪk) /

adjective
of or relating to the region of the skin beneath the epidermis
injected beneath the skin
noun
a hypodermic syringe or needle
a hypodermic injection

Derived forms of hypodermic

hypodermically, adverb
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Medical definitions for hypodermic

hypodermic
[ hī′pə-dûrmĭk ]

adj.
Of or relating to the layer just beneath the epidermis.
Relating to the hypodermis.
Injected beneath the skin.
n.
A hypodermic injection.
A hypodermic needle.
A hypodermic syringe.

Other words from hypodermic

hy′po•dermi•cal•ly adv.
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