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hypo-

(word root) less than normal, insufficient, under
Examples of words with the root hypo-: hypodermic

hy·po 1

 (hī′pō)
[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.]

hypo

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

hypo

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

hy•po1

(ˈhaɪ poʊ)

n., pl. -pos, n.
1. a hypodermic syringe or injection.
2. a stimulus or boost.
v.t.
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]

hy•po2

(ˈhaɪ poʊ)

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

hy•po3

(ˈhaɪ poʊ)

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

hypo-

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
Translations
injektioruiskulääkeruisku

hypo

[ˈhaɪpəʊ] N (Phot) → hiposulfito m sódico

hypo

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

hypo

n (Med inf) → Hypo m (inf)
References in classic literature ?
But hypo crite as he's been, and holding things with that high hand, as there was no parson i' the country good enough for him, he was forced to take Old Harry into his counsel, and Old Harry's been too many for him."
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.
The "hypo hounds" can smell small changes in body odour caused by low blood sugar.
A hypo is when the blood sugars drop too low, usually below 4mmol/l.
Hypo dogs are trained to be able to pick up on a scent in human breath which occurs when blood sugar falls low.
HYPO is an obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder [5], so we can assume that the same pathogenetic hypothesis proposed for CLZ-induced OCS/OCD is implicated in CLZ-induced HYPO.
Austrian financial markets regulator FMA is investigating whether Hypo Vorarlberg and another Austrian bank mentioned in the Panama Papers reports, Raiffeisen Bank International , took steps required to prevent money laundering.
The law, passed last year, also required BayernLB, Hypo's previous owner, to pay EUR 800 million.
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.