Hypophyllospermi

(From Hypophyllospermi 4471 under, a leaf, and seed). Such plants as bear their seed on the back part of their leaves.

Hypo Physis

(From Hypo Physis 4474 under, and to produce). - See Trichia.

Hypotia

(From Hypotia 4476 and oculus.) Sugillations in the part under the eve.

Hyporinion

(From Hyporinion 4480 sub, and the nose,) the parts of the upper lip, below the nostrils.

Hyposarca

And Hyposarcidios, (from Hyposarca 4482 under, and flesh). See Anasarca, and Physconia.

Hypospadiaeos

(From Hypospadiaeos 4484 sub, and to draw). The urethra terminating under the glans.

Hypospathismus

(From Hypospathismus 4486 sub, and a spatula). An operation formerly used in surgery for removing defluxions in the eyes; named from the instrument with which it was performed. See P. AEgincta, lib. vi. cap. 6.

Hyposphagma

(From Hyposphagma 4488 and vel

Hyposphagma 4491 jugulo). A suffusion of blood, and sugillation in the tunica adnata of the eye. This disease differs from an ophthalmia, though it proceeds from a blow, as it is not inflammatory. It sometimes arises from internal causes, as scurvy, and then antiscorbutics alone are necessary for the cure: if from a blow or contusion, bleeding must be employed, and repeated, in proportion to the pain, inflammation, and violence of the blow; leeches may also be applied to the eye lid, with the other remedies of ophthalmia.

Hypostasis

(From Hypostasis 4496 to subside). The sediment in urine.

Hypothenar

(From Hypothenar 4497 under, and the palm of the head). See Abductor minimi digiti makus. It is also that part of the hand which is opposite to the palm.

Hypothesis

(From Hypothesis 4499 to suppose). As the derivation implies, it is a gratuitous supposition employed sometimes to connect, sometimes to examine, the nature of facts; as the mathematician occasionally supposes an unknown number to be a given one, in order to try whether, when substituted, it will be found to solve the problem. If an hypothesis connects the facts, it is useful whether it be true or false, for it gives a facility of explanation by supplying language; and if given only as such will not mislead. A theory, on the contrary, is a fair philosophical induction from facts, leading to a ready and probable explanation.