1. a prefix meaning `under', either in place or in degree (`less', `less than'), as in hypodermic, hypothermic, etc.

2. Chemistry a prefix applied to certain inorganic acids (as hypochlorous acid) and to their salts (as potassium hypochlorite) to indicate a low valency state for the designated element.
3. Music a prefix indicating the plagal form of a mode, the final of which lies a fourth below that of the normal mode,as the hypodorian mode.
Also, hyp-. {Greek, representing hypo (preposition and adverb) under; related to sub-}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • hypo- — Präfixoid darunter, unter erw. bildg. ( ) Beschreibung von Affixen. Das Element wird in griechischen Wörtern übernommen und geht auf gr. hýpo, hypó zurück. Verwandt ist auf. ✎ Cottez (1980), 192f. griechisch gr …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • hypo- — element meaning under, beneath (in chemistry, indicating a lesser oxidation), from hypo , comb. form of Gk. hypo (prep. and adverb) under, from PIE *upo under, up from under, over (see SUB (Cf. sub )) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hypo... — hypo..., Hypo..., (vor Vokalen meist:) hyp..., Hyp..., (vor h:) hyph..., Hyph...: Die Vorsilbe mit der Bedeutung »unter, darunter«, in der medizinischen und biologischen Fachsprache auch mit dem Begriff der »Unterfunktion«, ist entlehnt aus… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • hypo- — [hī′pō, hī′pə; hip′ō, hip′ə] [Gr hypo < hypo, under, less than: see UP1] prefix 1. under, beneath, below [hypodermic] 2. less than, subordinated to [hypotaxis] 3. Chem. having a lower state of oxidation [hypophosphorous acid] …   English World dictionary

  • hypo- — [haıpəu, pə US pou, pə] prefix technical [: Late Latin; Origin: Greek, from hypo under ] less than usual, especially too little ▪ hypothermia (=condition in which your body temperature is too low) ▪ a hypodermic injection (=given under the skin) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Hypo- — Hy po [Gr. ? under, beneath; akin to L. sub. See {Sub }.] 1. A prefix signifying a less quantity, or a low state or degree, of that denoted by the word with which it is joined, or position under or beneath. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) A prefix… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Hypo — Hy po, n. [Abbrev. from hyposulphite.] (Photog.) Sodium hyposulphite, or thiosulphate, a solution of which is used as a bath to wash out the unchanged silver salts in a picture. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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