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hy·po 1

[Short for hyposulfite.]

hy·po 2

 (hī′pō) Informal
n. pl. hy·pos
1. A hypodermic syringe.
2. A hypodermic injection.
tr.v. hy·poed, hy·po·ing, hy·pos
To stimulate by or as if by hypodermic injection: "pandering to community fears in order to hypo ratings" (Variety).

[Short for hypodermic.]

hy·po 3

 (hī′pō) Archaic
n. pl. hy·pos
often hypos A nervous disorder, especially depression or extreme anxiety focused on one's health.

[Short for hypochondria.]


(Elements & Compounds) another name for sodium thiosulphate, esp when used as a fixer in photographic developing
[C19: shortened from hyposulphite]


n, pl -pos
(Medicine) short for hypodermic syringe


(ˈhaɪ poʊ)

n., pl. -pos, n.
1. a hypodermic syringe or injection.
2. a stimulus or boost.
3. to stimulate by or as if by administering a hypodermic injection; boost: to hypo a car by installing a bigger engine.
[1900–05; by shortening of hypodermic; sense “stimulate” perhaps by association with hype1; see -o]


(ˈhaɪ poʊ)

sodium thiosulfate.
[1860–65; shortening of hyposulfite]


(ˈhaɪ poʊ)

n., pl. -pos.
1. a hypochondriac.
2. Archaic. hypochondria.
[1710–20; by shortening]


a prefix meaning “under, below,” occurring esp. in words denoting an organ or location below a given body part (hypodermic; hypothalamus), or in terms denoting a body condition in which substances or functions are at below-normal levels ( hypothermia),sometimes as a counterpart to a word formed with hyper-; also used in the names of chemical compounds that are in a lower state of oxidation than a given compound (hyposulfurous acid).
Also, esp. before a vowel, hyp-.
[< Greek, prefixal use of hypó under (preposition), below (adv.); c. Latin sub (see sub-)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypo - a compound used as a fixing agent in photographic developinghypo - a compound used as a fixing agent in photographic developing
fixing agent, fixer - a chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image)
2.hypo - a piston syringe that is fitted with a hypodermic needle for giving injectionshypo - a piston syringe that is fitted with a hypodermic needle for giving injections
autoinjector - a hypodermic syringe to use in injecting yourself with a liquid; "United States troops now carry atropine and autoinjectors in their first-aid kits to use in case of organophosphate nerve agent poisoning"
hypodermic needle - a hollow needle
syringe - a medical instrument used to inject or withdraw fluids


[ˈhaɪpəʊ] N (Phot) → hiposulfito m sódico


[ˈhaɪpəʊ] n
(=hypoglycemic coma) → crise f d'hypoglycémie
to have a hypo → faire une crise d'hypoglycémie
(=hypodermic syringe) → piquouse f


n (Med inf) → Hypo m (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.
Night-time hypoglycaemia can be a regular burden for people with diabetes with approximately two-thirds (66%) of people having experienced a night-time hypo in the month prior to the survey.
The Hypo Reorganisation Act is unconstitutional and is repealed in its entirety, the Vienna-based court said in a statement.
I was coming out of the hypo so I couldn't defend myself.
Hypo specializes in financing public infrastructure and large corporate projects and its traditional customers include municipalities and public-private partnerships.
Griss said, 'The events surrounding Hypo are marked by failings and mistakes at both national and state government level.
Under the agreement Hypo Vorarlberg undertakes to match the EIB loan with at least the same amount, giving a further boost to its medium and long-term corporate lending volume.
If so, I guess you probably know all about the new rules that could mean almost one million people losing their licences if they have two severe hypos in a year, even when they are asleep.
Hypo Real Estate bank said Friday's failed test was of "limited relevance" as the bank more than met the capital requirements of the so-called "stress testing" except for two "particularly negative conditions for 2011".
Grawe sold off the Hypo Alpe shareholding for the token price of EUR 1 to the Austrian Government and therewith lost EUR 288 million.
The Cramlington Learning Village pupil said: "Although I do have small hypos I always realise when they're happening and can treat them myself.