Definitions for HYPOˈhaɪ poʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hy•poˈhaɪ poʊ(n.)(pl.)-pos

  1. (n.)a hypodermic syringe or injection.

    Category: Pharmacology

  2. a stimulus or boost.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (v.t.)to stimulate by or as if by administering a hypodermic injection; boost:

    to hypo a car by installing a bigger engine.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Pharmacology

Origin of hypo:

1900–05; by shortening of hypodermic ; sense “stimulate” perh. by assoc. with hype1; see -o

hy•poˈhaɪ poʊ(n.)

  1. sodium thiosulfate.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of hypo:

1860–65; shortening of hyposulfite

hy•poˈhaɪ poʊ(n.)(pl.)-pos.

  1. a hypochondriac.

  2. Archaic. hypochondria.

Origin of hypo:

1710–20; by shortening


  1. 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 (


    Category: Affix

    Ref: sometimes as a counterpart to a word formed with hyper- 2; Also, esp. before a vowel, hyp-. 2

Origin of hypo-:

< Gk, prefixal use of hypó under (prep.), below (adv.); c. L sub (see sub -)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hypo, sodium thiosulphate, sodium thiosulfate(noun)

    a compound used as a fixing agent in photographic developing

  2. hypodermic syringe, hypodermic, hypo(noun)

    a piston syringe that is fitted with a hypodermic needle for giving injections


  1. hypo(Noun)

    A fit of u2018hypochondriau2019; a morbid depression.

  2. hypo(Noun)

    sodium thiosulfate, a photographic fixing agent.

  3. hypo(Noun)

    A hypoglycaemia attack in a person with diabetes.

  4. hypo(Noun)

    The substance sodium hyposulfite.

  5. hypo(Noun)

    A hypodermic syringe.

  6. hypo(Noun)


  7. hypo(Noun)

    A hypothetical case.

  8. hypo(Noun)

    A hypomelanistic snake.

  9. Origin: From the abbreviation of various terms beginning with hypo-, from ὑπό.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hypo(noun)


  2. Hypo(noun)

    sodium hyposulphite, or thiosulphate, a solution of which is used as a bath to wash out the unchanged silver salts in a picture


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