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hypodermic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hypodermic relating to or located below the epidermis "hypodermic needle","subcutaneous implant"
    • n hypodermic a piston syringe that is fitted with a hypodermic needle for giving injections
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The hypodermic needle was invented in 1853. It was initially used for giving injections of morphine as a painkiller. Physicians mistakenly believed that morphine would not be addictive if it by-passed the digestive tract.
    • a Hypodermic Of or pertaining to the parts under the skin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hypodermic Pertaining or relating to parts under the skin; subcutaneous; employed in introducing foreign substances under the skin: specifically applied to a mode of administering medicines by introducing them under the skin: as, a hypodermic syringe.
    • hypodermic Burrowing in or under the skin; infesting the integuments: as, a hypodermic insect.
    • hypodermic Of or pertaining to the hypoderm in arthropods: as, a hypodermic layer; hypodermic cells.
    • n hypodermic In medicine, a remedy introduced under the skin, as morphia or other narcotic agent.
    • n hypodermic A hypodermic injection or syringe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Hypodermic hī-po-der′mik relating to the parts under the skin, subcutaneous, esp. of a method of injecting a drug in solution under the skin by means of a fine hollow needle to which a small syringe is attached—also Hypoder′mal
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Hypoderma
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hypo, under, derma, the skin.

Usage

In literature:

The dose is 1/60-1/30 grain, and should invariably be administered by hypodermic injection.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
One patient screaming for a hypodermic injection to relieve her pain was given an injection of sterilized water and the pain vanished.
"Evening Round Up" by William Crosbie Hunter
He was loading a hypodermic with the mixture.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
Hypodermic injections of strychnine sulph.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
There was a one-shot disposable hypodermic in the box.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
I can see his poor wasted face when the little doctor came to give him a hypodermic.
"Possessed" by Cleveland Moffett
The thing in his fist was silver and sharp, a hypodermic needle.
"Measure for a Loner" by James Judson Harmon
Dermal glands: hypodermal unicellular glands which secrete wax, setae, spines, etc.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Dr. Braun shrugged, located a hypodermic needle and prepared it.
"The Common Man" by Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
He filled the hypodermic from a little vial that glittered in the light of the lamp.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
Then he selected a couple of bottles filled with a clear, faintly yellow liquid, and took a hypodermic gun from the rack.
"The Judas Valley" by Gerald Vance
A hypodermic needle in one attendant's hand indicated the reason for Ritchie's sudden collapse.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
Then drawing a small hypodermic syringe from a case, the former inserted the needle into the lad's forearm.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
The hypodermic use of alcohol is not permitted in cases of shock.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
Be satisfied to know the hypodermic will do you a service.
"Gwen Wynn" by Mayne Reid
There was a one-shot disposable hypodermic in the box.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
It may arrest bleeding from the nose, for instance, when injected hypodermically.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
Be satisfied to know the hypodermic will do you a service.
"Gwen Wynn" by Mayne Reid
She lighted a lamp, flew into a recess near the stove, and came back with a hypodermic syringe.
"A Speckled Bird" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
On striking, it injects the poison into the flesh as a hypodermic needle would do, quickly resulting in death.
"The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines" by Isabel Anderson
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In poetry:

It's hypodermic needle
to his soul
but softly
as the tune comes from his throat
trouble
mellows to a golden note
"Trumpet Player" by Langston Hughes

In news:

Man gave false name, had heroin and hypodermic needle, Pequannock cops say.
Man gave false name, had heroin and hypodermic needle, Pequannock cops say.
During a routine inventory search that takes place when a vehicle is towed, officers found a hypodermic needle.
Man charged in armed robberies with hypodermic needle.
Photographer Steven Klein Likens Lady Gaga Movie to Hypodermic Needle.
Fourth person to step on hypodermic needle at New York beaches in three weeks.
Pennsylvania man found with 100 hypodermic syringes, heroin and cocaine arrested.
Man gave false name, had heroin and hypodermic needle, Pequannock cops say.
During a routine inventory search that takes place when a vehicle is towed, officers found a hypodermic needle .
Man charged in armed robberies with hypodermic needle .
Photographer Steven Klein Likens Lady Gaga Movie to Hypodermic Needle .
Cops are questioning a man wanted for wielding a hypodermic needle to rob nine people in the Bronx and Manhattan, police sources said.
He was stuck by a discarded hypodermic needle there.
ROSELLE PARK — Matthew Suckiel, 24, of Clark was arrested after he was found with an uncapped hypodermic syringe and a metal spoon wrapped in a shoelace, police said.
A Bronx thug who wields a hypodermic needle as a weapon is suspected of mugging a 14-year-old on the subway yesterday — but fled before cops could catch up with him, sources said.
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In science:

The BeCu bellows tube fits around a Cu guide cylinder that prevents buckling and keeps the hole in the brass flange aligned with the hypodermic needle. A thin brass sheet is soft-soldered to the brass flange to provide a vacuum seal that is easy for the needle to puncture.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
The flange is brazed to the bellows and moves toward a stainless steel hypodermic needle as the pressure increases (The bellows are pre-stretched during installation.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
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