hypodermic


hypodermic
1. SYN: subcutaneous. 2. SYN: h. injection. 3. SYN: h. syringe.

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hy·po·der·mic -'dər-mik adj
1) of or relating to the parts beneath the skin
2) adapted for use in or administered by injection beneath the skin
hy·po·der·mi·cal·ly -mi-k(ə-)lē adv
hypodermic n
1) HYPODERMIC INJECTION
2) HYPODERMIC SYRINGE

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adj.
beneath the skin: usually applied to subcutaneous injection. The term is also applied to the syringe used for such injections, and sometimes - loosely - to any injection.

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hy·po·der·mic (hi″po-durґmik) beneath the skin; called also subcutaneous.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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