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noun Pathology.
  1. hyperemia.


or hy·per·ae·mi·a

noun Pathology.
  1. an abnormally large amount of blood in any part of the body.

Origin of hyperemia

First recorded in 1830–40; hyper- + -emia
Related formshy·per·e·mic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hyperaemia

Historical Examples

  • Hyperaemia always makes parts of the body much more sensitive than before.

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  • If hyperaemia is present, we have a more certain and rather more lasting effect.

  • Mrs. Dodd smiled, and proceeded to Hyperaemia, and thence to the Antiphlogistic Regimen.

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  • Anaemic individuals are often subject to discomfort from hyperaemia of this nature.

  • The hyperaemia abates soon after completion of the special duties of the individual sections.

British Dictionary definitions for hyperaemia


US hyperemia

  1. pathol an excessive amount of blood in an organ or part
Derived Formshyperaemic or US hyperemic, adjective


  1. pathol the usual US spelling of hyperaemia
Derived Formshyperemic, adjective
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hyperaemia in Medicine


  1. An increase in the quantity of blood flow to a body part; engorgement.
Related formshy′per•emic (-mĭk) adj.
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