Definitions for: Hypo


[n] a piston syringe that is fitted with a hypodermic needle for giving injections
[n] a compound used as a fixing agent in photographic developing



Webster (1913) Definition: Hy"po- [Gr. ? under, beneath; akin to L. sub. See
Sub-.]
1. A prefix signifying a less quantity, or a low state or
degree, of that denoted by the word with which it is
joined, or position under or beneath.

2. (Chem.) A prefix denoting that the element to the name of
which it is prefixed enters with a low valence, or in a
low state of oxidization, usually the lowest, into the
compounds indicated; as, hyposulphurous acid.


Hy"po, n.
Hypochondria. [Colloq.]


Hy"po, n. [Abbrev. from hyposulphite.] (Photog.)
Sodium hyposulphite, or thiosulphate, a solution of which is
used as a bath to wash out the unchanged silver salts in a
picture. [Colloq.]

Synonyms: hypodermic, hypodermic syringe, sodium thiosulfate, sodium thiosulphate

See Also: fixer, fixing agent, hypodermic needle, syringe

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