hypo

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

Definition of hypo

 (Entry 1 of 5)

hypo

noun (2)
plural hypos

Definition of hypo (Entry 2 of 5)

: sodium thiosulfate also : a solution of sodium thiosulfate

hypo

noun (3)
plural hypos

Definition of hypo (Entry 3 of 5)

hypo

verb
hypoed; hypoing; hypos

Definition of hypo (Entry 4 of 5)

transitive verb

: stimulate do everything possible to hypo the economy— Clem Morgello

hypo-

prefix
variants: or hyp-

Definition of hypo- (Entry 5 of 5)

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

First Known Use of hypo

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

History and Etymology for hypo

Noun (2)

short for hyposulfite thiosulfate

Prefix

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

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“Hypo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypo. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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hypo-

prefix

English Language Learners Definition of hypo-

: under : beneath : down
: less than normal or normally

hypo

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

Medical Definition of hypo

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hypo

noun
plural hypos

Medical Definition of hypo (Entry 2 of 3)

hypo

noun
plural hypos

Medical Definition of hypo (Entry 3 of 3)

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