anhidrosis

or an·hy·dro·sis

[ an-hi-droh-sis, -hahy- ]
/ ˌæn hɪˈdroʊ sɪs, -haɪ- /

noun Medicine/Medical.

the deficiency or absence of perspiration; adiaphoresis.

Origin of anhidrosis

From New Latin; see origin at an-1, hidrosis

Related forms

an·hi·drot·ic, an·hy·drot·ic [an-hi-drot-ik, -hahy-] /ˌæn hɪˈdrɒt ɪk, -haɪ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anhidrotic (1 of 2)

anhidrotic

/ (ˌænhɪˈdrɒtɪk) med /

adjective

curbing the secretion of sweat

noun

a substance that suppresses sweating

British Dictionary definitions for anhidrotic (2 of 2)

anhidrosis

anidrosis

/ (ˌænhɪˈdrəʊsɪs) /

noun

pathol the absence of sweating

Word Origin for anhidrosis

from an- + Greek hidrōs sweat + -osis
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Medicine definitions for anhidrotic (1 of 2)

anhidrotic

[ ăn′hī-drŏtĭk ]

adj.

Relating to or characterized by anhidrosis.

n.

An agent that reduces, prevents, or stops sweating.

Medicine definitions for anhidrotic (2 of 2)

anhidrosis

[ ăn′hī-drōsĭs ]

n.

Absence of sweating.adiaphoresis ischidrosis
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