Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the layer just beneath the epidermis.
  • adj. Relating to the hypodermis.
  • adj. Injected beneath the skin.
  • n. A hypodermic injection.
  • n. A hypodermic needle.
  • n. A hypodermic syringe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to the hypodermis, the layer beneath the dermis
  • n. A hypodermic syringe, needle or injection

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the parts under the skin.
  • n. A hypodermic needle{2}.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • Burrowing in or under the skin; infesting the integuments: as, a hypodermic insect.
  • Of or pertaining to the hypoderm in arthropods: as, a hypodermic layer; hypodermic cells.
  • n. In medicine, a remedy introduced under the skin, as morphia or other narcotic agent.
  • n. A hypodermic injection or syringe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or located below the epidermis
  • n. a piston syringe that is fitted with a hypodermic needle for giving injections

Etymologies

hypoderm +‎ -ic (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • It was a small slim ivory toy -- just the instrument for a tired sufferer to give himself a "hypodermic" with.

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  • From the "hypodermic" regulars, men and women, laying down their syringes to be filled with the soul-stealing morphia solution -- faded men and trembling women, down to the shattered wretch, with his pitiful twenty-five cents for a bit of "dope," no one with money was turned away.

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