hypodermic
I. adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1863 1. adapted for use in or administered by injection beneath the skin 2. of or relating to the parts beneath the skin 3. resembling a hypodermic injection in effect ; stimulating • hypodermically adverb II. noun Date: circa 1889 1. hypodermic injection 2. hypodermic syringe

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  • hypodermic — [hī΄pə dʉr′mik] adj. [ HYPODERM + IC] 1. of the parts under the skin 2. injected under the skin 3. of the hypodermis 4. stimulating or exciting, as though resulting from a hypodermic injection n. 1 …   English World dictionary

  • Hypodermic — Hyp o*der mic, a. [See {Hypoderma}.] Of or pertaining to the parts under the skin. [1913 Webster] {Hypodermic medication}, the application of remedies under the epidermis, usually by means of a small syringe, called the hypodermic syringe. {Hyp… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypodermic — hyp o*der mic, n. A {hypodermic needle}[2]. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypodermic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the region immediately beneath the skin. 2) (of a needle or syringe) used to inject beneath the skin. ► NOUN ▪ a hypodermic syringe or injection. DERIVATIVES hypodermically adverb. ORIGIN from Greek derma skin …   English terms dictionary

  • hypodermic — (adj.) 1830, from HYPO (Cf. hypo ) under + DERMA (Cf. derma) skin + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hypodermic — hypodermically, adv. /huy peuh derr mik/, adj. 1. characterized by the introduction of medicine or drugs under the skin: hypodermic injection. 2. introduced under the skin: a hypodermic medication. 3. pertaining to parts under the skin. 4.… …   Universalium

  • hypodermic — /haɪpəˈdɜmɪk / (say huypuh dermik) adjective 1. characterised by the introduction of medical remedies under the skin: hypodermic injection. 2. introduced under the skin. 3. relating to parts under the skin. 4. lying under the skin, as tissue.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hypodermic — 1. SYN: subcutaneous. 2. SYN: h. injection. 3. SYN: h. syringe. * * * hy·po·der·mic dər mik adj 1) of or relating to the parts beneath the skin 2) adapted for use in or administered by injection beneath the skin hy·po·der·mi·cal·ly mi k(ə )lē adv …   Medical dictionary

  • hypodermic — [[t]ha͟ɪpədɜ͟ː(r)mɪk[/t]] hypodermics ADJ: ADJ n A hypodermic needle or syringe is a medical instrument with a hollow needle, which is used to give injections. N COUNT Hypodermic is also a noun. He held up a hypodermic to check the dosage …   English dictionary

  • hypodermic — I UK [ˌhaɪpəˈdɜː(r)mɪk] / US [ˌhaɪpəˈdɜrmɪk] noun [countable] Word forms hypodermic : singular hypodermic plural hypodermics a narrow plastic tube with a needle used for putting drugs into your body through the skin II UK [ˌhaɪpəˈdɜː(r)mɪk] / US… …   English dictionary

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