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hidrosis

[hi-droh-sis, hahy-]
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noun
  1. the excessive production of sweat.

Origin of hidrosis

1890–95; < Greek hídrōsis sweating, equivalent to hidrō-, variant stem of hidroûn to sweat, verbal derivative of hidrṓs sweat + -sis -sis
Related formshi·drot·ic [hi-drot-ik, hahy-] /hɪˈdrɒt ɪk, haɪ-/, adjectivehy·per·hi·drot·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hidrosis

hidrosis

noun
  1. a technical word for sweating or sweatSee sweat
  2. any skin disease affecting the sweat glands
  3. Also called: hyperhidrosis (ˌhaɪpəhɪˈdrəʊsɪs, -haɪˈdrəʊsɪs) pathol excessive perspiration
Derived Formshidrotic (hɪˈdrɒtɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C18: via New Latin from Greek: sweating, from hidrōs sweat
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hidrosis in Medicine

hidrosis

(hī-drōsĭs, hĭ-)
n. pl. hi•dro•ses (-sēz)
  1. The formation and excretion of sweat.
  2. Sweat, especially in excessive or abnormal amounts.
Related formshi•drotic (-drŏtĭk) adj.
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