Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the layer just beneath the epidermis.
  • adjective Relating to the hypodermis.
  • adjective Injected beneath the skin.
  • noun A hypodermic injection.
  • noun A hypodermic needle.
  • noun A hypodermic syringe.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining or relating to parts under the skin; subcutaneous; employed in introducing foreign substances under the skin: specifically applied to a mode of administering medicines by introducing them under the skin: as, a hypodermic syringe.
  • Burrowing in or under the skin; infesting the integuments: as, a hypodermic insect.
  • Of or pertaining to the hypoderm in arthropods: as, a hypodermic layer; hypodermic cells.
  • noun In medicine, a remedy introduced under the skin, as morphia or other narcotic agent.
  • noun A hypodermic injection or syringe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A hypodermic needle{2}.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the parts under the skin.
  • adjective the application of remedies under the epidermis, usually by means of a small syringe, called the hypodermic syringe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, or relating to the hypodermis, the layer beneath the dermis
  • noun A hypodermic syringe, needle or injection

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

  • adjective relating to or located below the epidermis
  • noun a piston syringe that is fitted with a hypodermic needle for giving injections

Etymologies

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hypoderm +‎ -ic

Examples

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  • He bridles his horses with opium, loads them down with purgative powders, and whips them through with castor oil, and for fear they will not travel fast enough he uses as a spur a delicately formed instrument known as the hypodermic syringe.

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  • It was a small slim ivory toy -- just the instrument for a tired sufferer to give himself a "hypodermic" with.

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  • It was a small slim ivory toy -- just the instrument for a tired sufferer to give himself a "hypodermic" with.

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  • From the "hypodermic" regulars, men and women, laying down their syringes to be filled with the soul-stealing morphia solution -- faded men and trembling women, down to the shattered wretch, with his pitiful twenty-five cents for a bit of "dope," no one with money was turned away.

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