• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hypoderm (Biol) Same as Hypoblast.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • 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.
    • n hypoderm In botany, same as hypoderma
    • n hypoderm In arthropods, an epithelial integumentary layer below the cuticular or chitinized crust.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. hypo-, + -derm,


In literature:

Let's use the hypodermic courageously and watch results.
"Polly's Business Venture" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Will the student of Osteopathy stop just a moment and see his medical cotemporary plow the skin with the needle of his hypodermic syringe.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
He brought a flat case of medical hypodermics out of his pocket, and opened it.
"The Star Hyacinths" by James H. Schmitz
Apparently Furneaux's remarks had achieved some hypodermic effect.
"The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley" by Louis Tracy
I had to give him a hypodermic to make him stop.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
When the pain is very great, hypodermic injections of 6 grains of morphia may be administered every six hours.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
He saw that a tall man in the purple had withdrawn the needle of the hypodermic and was replacing the instrument in its case.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
Well, I think, with a hypodermic needle, the poison could be got into the mint.
"The Come Back" by Carolyn Wells
It should not be hypodermically injected.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
He had a hypodermic in his hand and she extended her arm.
"The Mighty Dead" by William Campbell Gault

In poetry:

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

In news:

Man With Hypodermic Needle Strikes Again in the Bronx.
Fall River police said Friday that they have arrested a second man accused of threatening people with a hypodermic needle during a robbery.
Federal prosecutors say a Frederick man has been indicted on charges of selling hypodermic needles online without requiring prescriptions.
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.
Pennsylvania man found with 100 hypodermic syringes , heroin and cocaine arrested.
Angel Anthony Cintron, 39, boasted from behind bars Tuesday that his rash of chilling robberies using a hypodermic needle made him the talk of the town, said men holed up with the syringe-wielding suspect.
Three hypodermic needles and 63 Oxycodone pills were among items police said they found in a Berlin man's car following a vehicle stop Thursday before dawn.
The closeness between designer jeans and hypodermic needles.
Multiple suspects and criminal charges are pending after an ongoing investigation recovered a loaded hypodermic needle in the Law Enforcement Center Thursday.
Hypodermic needle -wielding robbery suspect arrested.

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