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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.
Heta Asset Resolution, set up last year to wind down nationalised lender Hypo Alpe Adria, has agreed to provide Hypo-Alpe-Adria-Bank S.
To address the growing, sophisticated needs of banking customers for anytime, anywhere access throughout the country, Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank was seeking an integrated, authentication platform that could secure its internet and mobile banking, while also offering a flexible, future-proof framework for adding multi-factor authentication to respond to current and evolving online threats.
25 July 2014 - US private equity firm Advent International Corp and a group of Bulgarian investors are the two front-runners in the race for the southeastern European bank network of Austrian nationalised lender Hypo Alpe Adria, Reuters reported, citing two insiders.
Earlier reports of other outlets, which Der Standard also cited, had pointed Bulgarian banker Tsvetan Vasilev, the major shareholder in Bulgaria's fourth-largest bank KTB, as a potential candidate to acquire Hypo Alpe Adria's Balkan branches.
The governor of the Austrian National Bank, Ewald Nowotny, has criticised the government for its handling of the Hypo Alpe Adria bank issue.
One of the sources told the news agency that US hedge fund Third Point LLC, which approached Hypo Real Estate over the target in February 2012, is a part a consortium of hedge funds bidding for Depfa.
According to a statement on the group's website by its chief executive Markus Jochum, the bank's retail business was doing well and Hypo Tirol had extended its leadership in the housing finance market, therefore it expected positive results next year.
Specifically, the move concerned Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank's EUR 5 million (USD 7.
The Trump International Hotel & Tower loan syndication was the second in Las Vegas in 2006 for Hypo Real Estate Capital.
Earlier this year Hypo Alpe was split into a Balkan banking network and a bad bank called Heta Asset Resolution.