hypo dermic

hypodermic

[hahy-puh-dur-mik]
adjective
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.
stimulating; energizing.
noun
5.
a hypodermic remedy.
6.
a hypodermic injection.
8.
the administration of drugs into subcutaneous body tissues.

Origin:
1860–65; hypoderm(a) + -ic

hypodermically, adverb
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hypodermic (ˌhaɪpəˈdɜːmɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the region of the skin beneath the epidermis
2.  injected beneath the skin
 
n
3.  a hypodermic syringe or needle
4.  a hypodermic injection
 
hypo'dermically
 
adv

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hypodermic
1863, formed in Eng. from Gk. hypo- "under" (see sub-) + derma "skin."
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hypodermic hy·po·der·mic (hī'pə-dûr'mĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to the layer just beneath the epidermis.

  2. Relating to the hypodermis.

  3. Injected beneath the skin.

n.
  1. A hypodermic injection.

  2. A hypodermic needle.

  3. A hypodermic syringe.


hy'po·der'mi·cal·ly adv.
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