Part of speech: adjective

Introduced or found under the skin.

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Usage examples "hypodermic":

  1. He borrowed a small car,- one scornfully designated as a " road louse,"- and assembled in it, in wild confusion, one suit of clothes for me, his own and much too small, one hypodermic case, an armful of newspapers with red scare- heads, a bottle of brandy, a bottle of digitalis, one police card, and one excited young lawyer, of the same vintage in law that Mac and I were in medicine. - "The After House", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  2. While he was falling, the woman turned, dipped the muzzle of her pistol slightly and fired again; Doctor Vehrner's leg gave way under him and he went down, the hypodermic flying from his hand and landing at Colonel Hampton's feet. - "Dearest", Henry Beam Piper.
  3. I'll give him a hypodermic injection in the arm, then wait for him to become quiet. - "The High School Boys' Training Hike", H. Irving Hancock.