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hypodermic

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adjective hy·po·der·mic \ ˌhī-pə-ˈdər-mik \

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

hypodermically

play \ˌhī-pə-ˈdər-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of hypodermic

International Scientific Vocabulary


Examples of hypodermic in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of hypodermic

circa 1889

hypodermic Synonyms


HYPODERMIC Defined for English Language Learners

hypodermic

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adjective

Definition of hypodermic for English Language Learners

  • : going under the skin

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


hypodermic

noun

Definition of hypodermic for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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hypodermic

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adjective hy·po·der·mic \ -ˈdər-mik \

medical Definition of hypodermic

1 :of or relating to the parts beneath the skin
2 :adapted for use in or administered by injection beneath the skin

hypodermically

play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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hypodermic

noun

medical Definition of hypodermic



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