hypodermic vs subcutaneous what difference

what is difference between hypodermic and subcutaneous

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

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Noun

hypodermic (plural hypodermics)

  1. A hypodermic syringe, needle or injection

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English

Etymology

From Latin subcutāneus, from sub- + cutis (skin) + adjectival suffix -āneus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sʌbkjuːˈteɪnɪəs/
  • Rhymes: -eɪniəs, -eɪnɪəs

Adjective

subcutaneous (comparative more subcutaneous, superlative most subcutaneous)

  1. Pertaining to the fatty layer under the skin.

Derived terms

  • subcutaneously

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