Hypo



[hahy-poh] /ˈhaɪ poʊ/ Informal.

noun, plural hypos.
1.
a or injection.
2.
a stimulus or boost.
verb (used with object)
3.
to administer a injection to.
4.
to stimulate by or as if by administering a injection.
5.
to increase, boost, or augment:
to hypo the car’s power by installing a bigger engine.
[hahy-poh] /ˈhaɪ poʊ/
noun
1.
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[hahy-poh] /ˈhaɪ poʊ/
noun, Archaic.
1.
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1.
a prefix appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “under” (hypostasis); on this model used, especially as opposed to , in the formation of compound words (hypothyroid).
/ˈhaɪpəʊ/
noun
1.
another name for sodium thiosulphate, esp when used as a fixer in photographic developing
/ˈhaɪpəʊ/
noun (informal) (pl) -pos
1.
short for hypodermic syringe
prefix
1.
under, beneath, or below: hypodermic
2.
lower; at a lower point: hypogastrium
3.
less than: hypoploid
4.
(in medicine) denoting a deficiency or an abnormally low level: hypothyroid, hypoglycaemia
5.
incomplete or partial: hypoplasia
6.
indicating that a chemical compound contains an element in a lower oxidation state than usual: hypochlorous acid
prefix
1.
indicating a plagal mode in music: Hypodorian
n.

1711, “depression,” short for hypochondria; 1904 as short for hypodermic needle.

word-forming element meaning “under, beneath” (in chemistry, indicating a lesser oxidation), from hypo-, comb. form of Greek hypo (prep. and adverb) “under,” from PIE *upo- “under, up from under, over” (see sub-).

hypo hy·po (hī’pō)
n.

hypo- or hyp-
pref.

hypo- or hyp-
A prefix that means “beneath” or “below,” as in hypodermic, below the skin. It also means “less than normal,” especially in medical terms like hypoglycemia. In the names of chemical compounds, it means “at the lowest state of oxidation,” as in sodium hypochlorite.

noun

verb

To stimulate or strengthen; beef up: a wilted record player hypoed by a pooped-out public address system (1960s+)

[1904+; fr hypodermic, referring to a needle or an injection]
1.
hypodermic [injection]
2.
sodium hyposulfite
3.
sodium thiosulfate

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