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acidosis

[ as-i-doh-sis ]
/ ˌæs ɪˈdoʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.

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.

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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
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British Dictionary definitions for acidosis

acidosis
/ (ˌæsɪˈdəʊsɪs) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for acidosis

acidosis
[ ăs′ĭ-dōsĭs ]

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.

Other words from acidosis

ac′i•dotic (-dŏtĭk) adj.
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