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hypodermic

[hahy-puh-dur-mik] /ˌhaɪ pəˈdɜr mɪk/
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
1860-1865
1860-65; hypoderm(a) + -ic
Related forms
hypodermically, adverb
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  • It was a pioneer in treatment of the mentally impaired and the use of such devices as the hypodermic needle and the stethoscope.
  • The arrangement resembles the beveled end of a hypodermic needle.
  • He drew a precise dose into a hypodermic syringe, rolled up his sleeve, and searched for a fresh spot on his scarred forearm.
  • Morgenthau set aside his personal discomfort with capital punishment and prepare this defendant for a hypodermic needle.
  • Until recently, lawyers noted each lethal injection by handing out plaques decorated with hypodermic needles.
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  • The tags are about the size of a grain of rice, and are placed under the skin with a hypodermic needle.
  • Traditional flu immunization shots deliver vaccines via metal, hypodermic needles.
  • We're going up the alleyways, looking under cars, finding hypodermic needles and dead cats.
  • Use and handle hypodermic needles and syringes appropriately and safely.
British Dictionary definitions for hypodermic

hypodermic

/ˌhaɪpəˈdɜːmɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the region of the skin beneath the epidermis
2.
injected beneath the skin
noun
3.
a hypodermic syringe or needle
4.
a hypodermic injection
Derived Forms
hypodermically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for hypodermic
adj.

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

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hypodermic in Medicine

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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