Definition of hypodermic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌhaɪpəˈdɜːmɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪpəˈdɜːrmɪk//
(also hypodermic needle, hypodermic syringe) Medical equipment
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a medical instrument with a long thin needle that is used to give somebody an injection under their skin See related entries: Medical equipment Word Originmid 19th cent.: from hypo- ‘under’ + Greek derma ‘skin’ + -ic.

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