1. <physics> Pertaining to pressure of ambient gases below 1 atmosphere.

2. <chemistry> With respect to solutions, less dense than the diluent or medium; e.g., in spinal anaesthesia, a hypobaric solution has a density lower than that of spinal fluid.

Origin: hypo-+ G. Baros, weight

(05 Mar 2000)

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