hypo vs hypodermic what difference

what is difference between hypo and hypodermic

English

Etymology

Clipping of various terms beginning with hypo-, from Ancient Greek ὑπό (hupó, under).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhaɪ.pəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhaɪ.poʊ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪpəʊ

Noun

hypo (countable and uncountable, plural hypos)

  1. (obsolete) Melancholy; a fit of hypochondria; a morbid depression.
    • 1711 “I have a better Stomach tha usuall and have perfectly forgot what the Hyppo means”,Joseph Collett, merchant, writing from Rio de Janeiro, Oct 15, 1711, in his Private Letter Books, edited by H. H. Dodwell in 1933. (cited by Eric Partidge, A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventinoal English
    • 1837 Abraham Lincoln: Tell your sister I dont want to hear any more about selling out and moving. That gives me the hypo whenever I think of it. (Letter to Mary S. Owens, May 7. 1837, Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
    • But thou sayest, methinks that white-lead chapter about whiteness is but a white flag hung out from a craven soul; thou surrenderest to a hypo, Ishmael. (Chapter 42, “The Whiteness of the Whale”)
  2. (slang) A hypochondriac.
    • 1953, General Motors Acceptance Corporation, General Exchange Insurance Corporation, Motors Insurance Corporation, News and Views (page 30)
      Certainly no one can accuse a bunch of hypos of lying dormant during the noon-hour. The activity, inside and out, is simply terrific. To us, personally, by far the most interesting group of hypochondriacs in attendance at this particular emporium []
  3. (photography) sodium thiosulfate, a photographic fixing agent.
  4. (slang) A hypoglycaemia attack in a person with diabetes.
  5. (informal) The substance sodium hyposulfite.
  6. (slang) A hypodermic syringe.
  7. (slang, finance, Britain) Hypothecation.
  8. (informal, in the study of law) A hypothetical case.
  9. (informal, zoology) A hypomelanistic snake.

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See also

  • hypo-


English

Etymology

hypoderm +‎ -ic

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌhaɪpəˈdɝmɪk/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌhaɪpəˈdɜːmɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)mɪk

Adjective

hypodermic (not comparable)

  1. Of, or relating to the hypodermis, the layer beneath the dermis

Derived terms

  • hypodermic needle

Translations

Noun

hypodermic (plural hypodermics)

  1. A hypodermic syringe, needle or injection

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