Hypo meaning

hīpō
Hypo is defined as under or less than.

An example of hypo used as a prefix is a hypodermic syringe, a needle that injects medicine or fluids under the skin.

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A hypodermic syringe.
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Below; beneath; under.

Hypodermic.

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To stimulate by or as if by hypodermic injection.
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Under, beneath, below.

Hypodermic.

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Less than, subordinated to.

Hypotaxis.

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(chem.) Having a lower state of oxidation.

Hypophosphorous acid.

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A hypodermic injection.
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To stimulate by hypodermic injection.
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A nervous disorder, especially depression or extreme anxiety focused on one's health.
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A prefix that means “beneath“ or “below,” as in hypodermic, below the skin. It also means “less than normal,” especially in medical terms like hypoglycemia. In the names of chemical compounds, it means “at the lowest state of oxidation,” as in sodium hypochlorite.
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A hypodermic syringe.
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A hypodermic injection.
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A nervous disorder, especially depression or extreme anxiety focused on one's health.
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Less than normal; deficient.

Hypoesthesia.

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In the lowest state of oxidation.

Hypoxanthine.

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(slang) To boost, stimulate, etc. by or as if by a hypodermic injection.
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Origin of hypo

  • Gr hypo- < hypo, under, less than: see up

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Greek hupo- from hupo under, beneath upo in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for hypochondria

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for hyposulfite

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for hypodermic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition