noun Pathology.

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

Nearby words

  1. acidophil,
  2. acidophil adenoma,
  3. acidophilic,
  4. acidophilus,
  5. acidophilus milk,
  6. acidulant,
  7. acidulate,
  8. acidulent,
  9. acidulous,
  10. aciduria

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

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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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Medicine definitions for acidosis



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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