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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 ?
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.
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."
Julie, who will travel to Cambodia later in the year to work as a volunteer in a hospital in Battambang, said: "Hypos are a common complication of diabetes, when glucose in the blood falls to a low level causing blurred vision, trembling or a pounding heart.
He has had hypo attacks when his blood glucose falls and she's worried about him.
Hypoglycaemia attacks, commonly called hypos, occur when blood sugars suddenly drop and can cause blackouts if not countered with a sugary snack.