hypo

1 of 5

noun (1)

hy·​po ˈhī-(ˌ)pō How to pronounce hypo (audio)
plural hypos

hypo

2 of 5

noun (2)

plural hypos
: sodium thiosulfate
also : a solution of sodium thiosulfate

hypo

3 of 5

noun (3)

plural hypos

hypo

4 of 5

verb

hypoed; hypoing; hypos

transitive verb

: stimulate
do everything possible to hypo the economyClem Morgello

hypo-

5 of 5

prefix

variants or hyp-
1
: under : beneath : down
hypoblast
hypodermic
2
: less than normal or normally
hypesthesia
hypotension
3
: in a lower state of oxidation : in a low and usually the lowest position in a series of compounds
hypochlorous acid
hypoxanthine

Examples of hypo in a Sentence

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Noun
In a fit of desperation, one of the paramedics in Nikki’s room produces a hypo with a five-inch needle, loads it with pure adrenaline, and plunges it into the dead rocker’s heart. Dean Kuipers, SPIN, 8 Jan. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (2)

short for hyposulfite thiosulfate

Prefix

Late Latin hypo-, hyp-, from Greek, from hypo — more at up

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1709, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1855, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypo was in 1709

Dictionary Entries Near hypo

Cite this Entry

“Hypo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypo. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

hypo

1 of 3 noun
hy·​po ˈhī-pō How to pronounce hypo (audio)
: sodium thiosulfate
also : a solution of sodium thiosulfate

hypo

2 of 3 noun
plural hypos
: a hypodermic syringe or injection

hypo-

3 of 3 prefix
variants or hyp-
1
: under : beneath : down
hypodermic
2
: less than normal or normally
hypotension
Etymology

Prefix

derived from Greek hypo "under"

Medical Definition

hypo

1 of 3 noun
hy·​po ˈhī-(ˌ)pō How to pronounce hypo (audio)
plural hypos

hypo

2 of 3 noun
plural hypos

hypo

3 of 3 noun
plural hypos
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