hypodermic

[ hahy-puh-dur-mik ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈdɜr mɪk /

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. hypocythemia,
  2. hypodactyly,
  3. hypoderm,
  4. hypoderma,
  5. hypodermatosis,
  6. hypodermic injection,
  7. hypodermic needle,
  8. hypodermic syringe,
  9. hypodermic tablet,
  10. hypodermis

Origin of hypodermic

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

Related formshy·po·der·mi·cal·ly, adverb

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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 Formshypodermically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for hypodermic

hypodermic

adj.

1830, from hypo- "under" + derma "skin" + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine 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.
Related formshy′po•dermi•cal•ly adv.


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