noun Pathology.

a blood condition in which the bicarbonate concentration is below normal.

Origin of acidosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1895–1900; see origin at acid, -osis
Related formsac·i·dot·ic [as-i-dot-ik] /ˌæs ɪˈdɒt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for acidosis

heartburn, nausea, pain, gas, flatulence, dyspepsia, flu, acidosis

Examples from the Web for acidosis

Historical Examples of acidosis

  • Evidently the acidosis fad is to be overworked as was the old uric acid diathesis, of unsavory memory.

  • As the sarco-lactic acid liberated in the muscles is not oxygenated a condition of acidosis ensues.

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  • The behavior of the fat in the body should be carefully watched and the amount reduced at the first evidence of acidosis.

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  • When acidosis becomes extreme, the diabetic patient is apt at any time to succumb to the dreaded diabetic coma.

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    Fairfax T. Proudfit

  • Acidosis is a form of intoxication due to the retention of these toxic acids in the body.

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British Dictionary definitions for acidosis



a condition characterized by an abnormal increase in the acidity of the blood and extracellular fluids
Derived Formsacidotic (ˌæsɪˈdɒtɪk), adjective
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acidosis in Medicine



n. pl. ac•i•do•ses (-sēz′)

An abnormal increase in the acidity of body fluids, caused either by accumulation of acids or by depletion of bicarbonates.
Related formsac′i•dotic (-dŏtĭk) adj.
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