hypo-, hyp-

(Greek: under, below, beneath; less than; too little; deficient, diminished; used as a prefix)

A condition of weak or imperfect coordination.
1. In grammar, the dependent or subordinate relationship of clauses with connectives.
2. The subordinate status of one clause in relation to another separated from it by a subordinating conjunction; for example, in "I will go when I am ready", the relationship between "I am ready" and "I will go" is one of hypotaxis.
hypotension (high" poh TEN shuhn) (s) (noun), hypotensions (pl)
The medical term for low blood pressure: There are some healthy people who have a normal hypotension of their heart and blood vessels which are well below the average for their ages.

Hypotension is usually indicated when the blood pressure has fallen to such a degree that the blood flow to the brain is reduced, causing dizziness and fainting.

—Compiled from information located in
The American Medical Association Home Medical Encyclopedia;
Volume One; Random House; New York; page 561.
Abnormally low blood pressure.
hypothec (s) (noun), hypothecs (pl)
1. Security that is given to a creditor as a legal promise to repay a loan: A hypothec uses either lands or goods as assurance that a debt will be repaid, even though the property that is contracted remains in possession of the debtor.
2. Etymology: from Late Latin hypotheca, "deposit"; from Greek hupotheke, "a deposit, a pledge, a mortgage".
hypothecate (high PAHTH uh kayt") (verb), hypothecates; hypothecated; hypothecating
1. To pledge property or goods as security for a debt without surrendering ownership: Mr. and Mrs. Smith hypothecated their house to the bank for a loan because they needed to buy a car and did not have enough money to pay for it.
2. Etymology: from Latin hypothecare "to deposit" ; from Greek hupotithenai, "to put under, to deposit as a pledge"; from hypo-, "under" + tithenai, " to place".
hypothecation (s) (noun), hypothecations (pl)
A pledge of property, stock, etc. to a creditor as security for a loan or debt.
hypothecator (s) (noun), hypothecators (pl)
Someone who certifies, assures, or guarantees that he or she will pay back a loan by using his or her personal property as security for such a debt, even though the property remains in possession of the one who borrows the money.
hypothermal (adjective)
A tepid or subnormal body temperature: "Hypothermal conditions can be a result of being exposed to cold temperatures or it is a technique for lowering the body temperature, in order to reduce oxygen requirements during surgery; especially, cardiovascular and neurological procedures."
hypothermesthesia (s) (noun), hypothermesthesias (pl)
An abnormally decreased sensitivity to heat or temperature perception: If Linda experienced hypothermia, the resultant hypothermesthesia would place her at risk of death.