Etymology
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hypodermic (adj.)

"pertaining to or relating to parts under the skin, subcutaneous; burrowing in or under the skin, introduced under the skin" 1830, from hypo- "under" + derma "skin" + -ic. Hypoderma is attested from 1826 as "tissue just beneath the skin."

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Definitions of hypodermic
1
hypodermic (n.)
a piston syringe that is fitted with a hypodermic needle for giving injections;
Synonyms: hypodermic syringe / hypo
2
hypodermic (adj.)
relating to or located below the epidermis;
hypodermic needle
Synonyms: subcutaneous
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