[hahy-puh-nim] /ˈhaɪ pə nɪm/
a term that denotes a subcategory of a more general class: “Chair” and “table” are hyponyms of “furniture.”.
Compare (def 4).
a word whose meaning is included in that of another word: `scarlet’, `vermilion’, and `crimson’ are hyponyms of `red’ Compare superordinate (sense 3), synonym, antonym
[hahy-pon-uh-mee] /haɪˈpɒn ə mi/ noun, Linguistics. 1. the state or quality of being a , a term that denotes a subcategory of a more general class: A relationship of hyponymy exists between “dog” and “animal.”.
hypoorthocytosis hy·po·or·tho·cy·to·sis (hī’pō-ôr’thō-sī-tō’sĭs) n. Leukopenia in which the numbers of the various types of white blood cells are within normal range and no immature cells are found in the blood.
hypopancreatism hy·po·pan·cre·a·tism (hī’pō-pāng’krē-ə-tĭz’əm, pān’-) n. A condition of diminished secretory activity of the pancreas.
hypoparathyroidism hy·po·par·a·thy·roid·ism (hī’pō-pār’ə-thī’roi-dĭz’əm) n. A condition due to diminution or absence of the secretion of the parathyroid hormones.