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hypodermic

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adjective hy·po·der·mic \-mik\

Simple Definition of hypodermic

  • : going under the skin

  • : used for putting fluids into or taking fluids out of the body by going under the skin

Full Definition of hypodermic

  1. 1 :  adapted for use in or administered by injection beneath the skin

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the parts beneath the skin

  3. 3 :  resembling a hypodermic injection in effect :  stimulating

hy·po·der·mi·cal·ly play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of hypodermic

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1863


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hypodermic

noun hy·po·der·mic

Simple Definition of hypodermic

  • medical : a device that uses a thin, hollow needle for putting fluids into or taking fluids out of the body

Full Definition of hypodermic

Examples of hypodermic

  1. <he hardly felt it when the nurse stuck the hypodermic in his arm>



Circa 1889

First Known Use of hypodermic

circa 1889

Rhymes with hypodermic



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