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hyperglycemia

or hy·per·gly·cae·mi·a

[hahy-per-glahy-see-mee-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. an abnormally high level of glucose in the blood.

Origin of hyperglycemia

From New Latin, dating back to 1890–95; see origin at hyper-, glycemia
Related formshy·per·gly·ce·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperglycaemia

hyperglycaemia

US hyperglycemia

noun
  1. pathol an abnormally large amount of sugar in the blood
Derived Formshyperglycaemic or US hyperglycemic, adjective

Word Origin

C20: from hyper- + glyco- + -aemia
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Word Origin and History for hyperglycaemia

hyperglycemia

n.

1875, Latinized form of Greek elements hyper- "over" (see hyper-) + glykys "sweet" (see glucose) + haima "blood" (see -emia).

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hyperglycaemia in Medicine

hyperglycemia

(hī′pər-glī-sēmē-ə)
n.
  1. The presence of an abnormally high concentration of glucose in the blood.
Related formshy′per•gly•cemic (-mĭk) adj.
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