hypobaric
/huy'peuh bar"ik/, adj. Med.
(of an anesthetic) having a specific gravity lower than that of cerebrospinal fluid. Cf. hyperbaric (def. 1).
[1925-30; HYPO- + Gk bár(os) weight + -IC]

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