hypodermic


1hy·po·der·mic

adjective \-mik\

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

Origin of HYPODERMIC

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1863

2hypodermic

noun

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>

First Known Use of HYPODERMIC

circa 1889

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