Definition of Hypo-

1. Prefix. (anatomy) Below; beneath; under. ¹



2. Prefix. (medicine) Deficient; less than normal. ¹

3. Prefix. (chemistry) A name for oxoacid and oxyanions with a low amount of oxygen. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Hypo-

1. 1. A prefix signifying a less quantity, deficient, below normal or a low state or degree, of that denoted by the word with which it is joined, or position under or beneath. For example, hypocalcaemia is olow calcium in the blood. 2. 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. Used to denote the lowest, or least rich in oxygen, of a series of chemical compounds. Compare: sub-. Origin: Gr. Under, beneath; akin to L. Sub. (04 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypo-

hypnotization
hypnotizations
hypnotize
hypnotizeable
hypnotized
hypnotizer
hypnotizers
hypnotizes
hypnotizing
hypnotizingly
hypnotoid
hypnozoite
hypnum
hypnums
hypo
hypo- (current term)
hypo-eutectoid steel
hypoacetylated
hypoacetylation
hypoacid
hypoacidity
hypoactive
hypoacusis
hypoadenia
hypoadrenalism
hypoadrenocorticism
hypoaesthesia
hypoalbuminaemia
hypoalbuminemia
hypoaldosteronism

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