hypodermic etymology

English word hypodermic comes from English -ic, English hypodermis

Detailed word origin of hypodermic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
hypodermis English (eng) (botany) A layer of cells lying immediately below the epidermis.. A subcutaneous layer of loose connective tissue containing fat cells, lying beneath the dermis.. An epidermal layer of cells that secretes an overlying chitinous cuticle, as in arthropods.
hypodermic English (eng) Of, or relating to the hypodermis, the layer beneath the dermis A hypodermic syringe, needle or injection.

Words with the same origin as hypodermic

Descendants of -ic
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