from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the hypodermis.
  • adj. Lying below the epidermis.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the hypodermis
  • adj. Below the epidermis

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as hypodermic.
  • n. In sponges, a hypodermale.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the hypodermis


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