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English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ὑπο- (hypo-), combining form of ὑπό (hypó), under). Compare sub-.

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ˈhaɪpəʊ/

Prefix

hypo-

  1. (anatomy) Below; beneath; under.
  2. (medicine) Deficient; less than normal.
  3. (chemistry) A name for oxoacid and oxyanions with a low amount of oxygen.
    2008: Chlorites(I) are the salts of hypochlorous acid. Common examples include sodium hypochlorite (chlorine bleach or bleaching agent) and calcium hypochlorite (bleaching powder). - w:hypochlorite
    2008: Hypobromous acid is a weak, unstable acid with chemical formula HBrO. - w:Hypobromous acid
    hyposulfurous acid

Usage notes

  • (chemistry) The use of this prefix is discouraged by IUPAC because the meaning is not consistent across different elements.

Antonyms

  • (Anatomical sense):
  • (Medical sense): hyper-
  • (Chemical sense):

Derived terms

Synonyms

  • (Anatomical sense): sub- (Latinate)
  • (Medical sense): sub- (Latinate)
  • (Chemical sense):

Translations

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French

Pronunciation

Prefix

hypo-

  1. hypo-

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈhypo/

Prefix

hypo-

  1. hypo-

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