[ as-i-doh-sis ]
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  1. a condition in which the body’s fluids are more acidic than normal: acidosis may be either respiratory, when the lungs fail to adequately expire carbon dioxide, or metabolic, when the kidneys fail to maintain a normal balance of acid and base.

Origin of acidosis

First recorded in 1895–1900; from New Latin; see origin at acid, -osis

Other words from acidosis

  • ac·i·dot·ic [as-i-dot-ik], /ˌæs ɪˈdɒt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for acidosis


/ (ˌæsɪˈdəʊsɪs) /

  1. a condition characterized by an abnormal increase in the acidity of the blood and extracellular fluids

Derived forms of acidosis

  • acidotic (ˌæsɪˈdɒtɪk), adjective

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