[ as-i-doh-sis ]
/ ˌæs ɪˈdoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

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


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Origin of acidosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1895–1900; see origin at acid, -osis


ac·i·dot·ic [as-i-dot-ik] /ˌæs ɪˈdɒt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for acidotic

/ (ˌæsɪˈdəʊsɪs) /


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 acidotic

[ 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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