Definition of hypospray in English:


Line breaks: hypo|spray
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪpəʊspreɪ


( • trademark in the US)
  • (Chiefly in science fiction) a device used to introduce a drug or other substance into the body through the skin without puncturing it.
    More example sentences
    • The invention of real hyposprays, like the kind Dr. McCoy uses, was just the beginning.
    • Finally, he reached into the coat and pulled out a hypospray, a small pistol shaped tool with a rounder barrel and notch at the top for inserting vials.
    • Suddenly I felt a coldness against my neck and the brief pinch that usually meant someone had just punched a hypospray into my bloodstream.

More definitions of hypospray

Definition of hypospray in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space