Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Hypochondres noun plural [ French hypocondres , formerly spely hypochondres .] The hypochondriac regions. See Hypochondrium .

Hypochondria noun [ New Latin ] (Medicine) Hypochondriasis; melancholy; the blues.

Hypochondriac adjective [ Greek ... affocated in the hypochondrium: confer French hypocondriaque , formerly spelt hypochondriaque .]
1. Of or pertaining to hypochondria, or the hypochondriac regions.

2. Affected, characterized, or produced, by hypochondriasis.

Hypochondriac region (Anat.) , a region on either side of the abdomen beneath the cartilages of the false ribs, beside the epigastric, and above the lumbar, region.

Hypochondriac noun A person affected with hypochondriasis.

He had become an incurable hypochondriac .

Hypochondriacal adjective Same as Hypochondriac , 2. -- Hy`po*chon"dri*a*cal*ly , adverb

Hypochondriacism noun (Medicine) Hypochondriasis. [ R.]

Hypochondriasis noun [ New Latin So named because supposed to have its seat in the hypochondriac regions. See Hypochondriac , Hypochondrium , and confer Hyp , 1st Hypo .] (Medicine) A mental disorder in which melancholy and gloomy views torment the affected person, particularly concerning his own health.

Hypochondriasm noun (Medicine) Hypochondriasis. [ R.]

Hypochondrium noun ; plural Latin Hypochondria , English Hypochondriums . [ Latin , from Greek ..., from ... under the cartilage of the breastbone; ... under + ... cartilage.] (Anat.) Either of the hypochondriac regions.

Hypochondry noun Hypochondriasis.

Hypocist noun [ Greek ... a plant growing on the roots of the Cistus .] An astringent inspissated juice obtained from the fruit of a plant ( Cytinus hypocistis ), growing from the roots of the Cistus , a small European shrub.

Hypocleidium noun ; plural Latin Hypocleida , English Hypocleidiums . [ New Latin , from Greek ... under + ... a little key.] (Anat.) A median process on the furculum, or merrythought, of many birds, where it is connected with the sternum.

Hypocoristic adjective [ Greek ...; ... under + ... to caress.] Endearing; diminutive; as, the hypocoristic form of a name.

The hypocoristic or pet form of William.
Dr. Murray.

Hypocrateriform adjective [ Prefix hypo- + krath`r cup + -form .] (Botany) hypocraterimorphous; salver-shaped. Wood.

Hypocraterimorphous adjective [ Prefix hypo- + Greek krath`r bowl + morfh` form.] (Botany) Salver-shaped; having a slender tube, expanding suddenly above into a bowl-shaped or spreading border, as in the blossom of the phlox and the lilac.

Hypocrisy (hĭ*pŏk"rĭ*sȳ) noun ; plural Hypocrisies (- sĭz). [ Middle English hypocrisie , ypocrisie , Old French hypocrisie , ypocrisie , French hypocrisie , Latin hypocrisis , from Greek "ypo`krisis the playing a part on the stage, simulation, outward show, from "ypokr`nesqai to answer on the stage, to play a part; "ypo` under + kri`nein to decide; in the middle voice, to dispute, contend. See Hypo- , and Critic .] The act or practice of a hypocrite; a feigning to be what one is not, or to feel what one does not feel; a dissimulation, or a concealment of one's real character, disposition, or motives; especially, the assuming of false appearance of virtue or religion; a simulation of goodness.

Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy.

Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
La Rochefoucauld (Trans. ).

Hypocrite noun [ French, from Latin hypocrita , Greek ... one who plays a part on the stage, a dissembler, feigner. See Hypocrisy .] One who plays a part; especially, one who, for the purpose of winning approbation of favor, puts on a fair outside seeming; one who feigns to be other and better than he is; a false pretender to virtue or piety; one who simulates virtue or piety.

The hypocrite's hope shall perish.
Job viii. 13.

I dare swear he is no hypocrite , but prays from his heart.

Syn. -- Deceiver; pretender; cheat. See Dissembler .

Hypocritely adverb Hypocritically. [ R.] Sylvester.

Hypocritic adjective See Hypocritical . Swift.

Hypocritical adjective [ Greek ...: confer French hypocritique .] Of or pertaining to a hypocrite, or to hypocrisy; as, a hypocritical person; a hypocritical look; a hypocritical action.

Hypocritical professions of friendship and of pacific intentions were not spared.

-- Hyp`o*crit"ic*al*ly adverb

Hypocrystalline adjective [ Prefix hypo- + crystalline .] (Crystallog.) Partly crystalline; -- said of rock which consists of crystals imbedded in a glassy ground mass.

Hypocycloid noun [ Prefix hypo- + cycloid : confer French hypocycloïde .] (Geom.) A curve traced by a point in the circumference of a circle which rolls on the concave side in the fixed circle. Confer Epicycloid , and Trochoid .

Hypodactylum noun ; plural -tyla . [ New Latin , from Greek "ypo` beneath + ... a finger, toe.] (Zoology) The under side of the toes.

Hypoderm noun [ Prefix hypo- + -derm .] (Biol.) Same as Hypoblast .

Hypoderma noun [ New Latin See Hypo , and derma .]
1. (Botany) A layer of tissue beneath the epidermis in plants, and performing the physiological function of strengthening the epidermal tissue. In phanerogamous plants it is developed as collenchyma .

2. (Zoology) An inner cellular layer which lies beneath the chitinous cuticle of arthropods, annelids, and some other invertebrates.

Hypodermatic adjective Hypodermic.

-- Hyp`o*der*mat"ic*al*ly adverb

Hypodermic adjective [ See Hypoderma .] Of or pertaining to the parts under the skin.

Hypodermic medication , the application of remedies under the epidermis, usually by means of a small syringe, called the hypodermic syringe.

-- Hyp`o*der"mic*al*ly adverb

Hypodermis noun [ New Latin See Hypo- , and Derma .]
1. (Biol.) Same as Hypoblast .

2. (Zoology) Same as Hypoderma , 2.

Hypodicrotic, Hypodicrotous adjective (Physiol.) Exhibiting retarded dicrotism; as, a hypodicrotic pulse curve.

Hypogastric adjective [ Confer French hypogastrique . See Hypogastrium .] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the hypogastrium or the hypogastric region.

Hypogastric region . (a) The lower part of the abdomen. (b) An arbitrary division of the abdomen below the umbilical and between the two iliac regions.

Hypogastrium noun [ New Latin , from Greek ...; ... under + ... belly.] (Anat.) The lower part of the abdomen.

Hypogean adjective [ Prefix hypo- + Greek ... earth.] (Botany) Hypogeous. [ Written also hypogæan .]

Hypogene adjective [ Prefix hypo- + the root of Greek ... to be born: confer French hypogène .] (Geol.) Formed or crystallized at depths beneath the earth's surface; -- said of granite, gneiss, and other rocks, whose crystallization is believed of have taken place beneath a great thickness of overlying rocks. Opposed to epigene .

Hypogeous adjective [ See Hypogean .] (Botany) Growing under ground; remaining under ground; ripening its fruit under ground. [ Written also hypogæous .]

Hypogeum noun ; plural Hypogea . [ Latin , from Greek ..., ..., subterranean; ... under + ..., ..., the earth.] (Anc. Arch.) The subterraneous portion of a building, as in amphitheaters, for the service of the games; also, subterranean galleries, as the catacombs.

Hypoglossal adjective [ Prefix hypo- + Greek ... the tongue.] (Anat.) Under the tongue; -- applied esp., in the higher vertebrates, to the twelfth or last pair of cranial nerves, which are distributed to the base of the tongue. -- noun One of the hypoglossal nerves.

Hypognatous adjective [ Prefix hypo- + Greek ... the jaw.] (Zoology) Having the maxilla, or lower jaw, longer than the upper, as in the skimmer.

Hypogyn noun (Botany) An hypogynous plant.

Hypogynous adjective [ Prefix hypo- + Greek ... woman, female: confer French hypogyne .] (Botany) Inserted below the pistil or pistils; -- said of sepals, petals, and stamens; having the sepals, petals, and stamens inserted below the pistil; -- said of a flower or a plant. Gray.

Hypogæic adjective [ Prefix hypo- + Greek gai^a , gh^ , earth.] (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the peanut, or earthnut ( Arachis hypogæa ).

Hypogæic acid (Chemistry) , an acid in the oil of the earthnut, in which it exists as a glyceride, and from which it is extracted as a white, crystalline substance.

Hypohyal adjective [ Prefix hypo- + Greek letter ....] (Anat.) Pertaining to one or more small elements in the hyoidean arch of fishes, between the caratohyal and urohyal. -- noun One of the hypohyal bones or cartilages.

Hyponastic adjective [ Prefix hypo- + Greek ... pressed close.] (Botany) Exhibiting a downward convexity caused by unequal growth. Confer Epinastic .

Hyponasty noun (Botany) Downward convexity, or convexity of the inferior surface.

Hyponitrite noun (Chemistry) A salt of hyponitrous acid.

Hyponitrous adjective [ Prefix hypo- + nitrous .] (Chemistry) Containing or derived from nitrogen having a lower valence than in nitrous compounds.

Hyponitrous acid (Chemistry) , an unstable nitrogen acid, NOH, whose salts are produced by reduction of the nitrates, although the acid itself is not isolated in the free state except as a solution in water; -- called also nitrosylic acid .

Hypopharynx noun [ New Latin See Hypo- , and Pharynx .] (Zoology) An appendage or fold on the lower side of the pharynx, in certain insects.

Hypophosphate noun (Chemistry) A salt of hypophosphoric acid.

Hypophosphite noun (Chemistry) A salt of hypophosphorous acid.

Hypophosphoric adjective [ Prefix hypo- + phosphoric .] (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or derived from, or containing, phosphorus in a lower state of oxidation than in phosphoric compounds; as, hypophosphoric acid.

Hypophosphoric acid (Chemistry) , an acid, P 2 H 4 O 6 , produced by the slow oxidation of moist phosphorus, and isolated only as a solution in water. It is regarded as a condensation product of one molecule of phosphoric acid with one of phosphorous acid, by partial dehydration.

Hypophosphorous adjective [ Prefix hypo- + phosphorous .] (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or containing, phosphorus in a lower state of oxidation than in phosphoric compounds; as, hypophosphorous acid.

Hypophosphorous acid (Chemistry) , an acid, H 3 PO 2 , whose salts are produced by the action of barium hygrate on phosphorus. It may be obtained from its water solution, by exaporation and freezing, as a white crystalline substance. It is a powerful reducing agent.