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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)