[ hi-droh-sis, hahy- ]
/ hɪˈdroʊ sɪs, haɪ- /
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the excessive production of sweat.
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Origin of hidrosis
1890–95; <Greek hídrōsis sweating, equivalent to hidrō-, variant stem of hidroûn to sweat, verbal derivative of hidrṓs sweat + -sis-sis
OTHER WORDS FROM hidrosishi·drot·ic [hi-drot-ik, hahy-], /hɪˈdrɒt ɪk, haɪ-/, adjectivehy·per·hi·drot·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hidrosis
/ (hɪˈdrəʊsɪs) /
a technical word for sweating or sweatSee sweat
any skin disease affecting the sweat glands
Also called: hyperhidrosis (ˌhaɪpəhɪˈdrəʊsɪs, -haɪˈdrəʊsɪs) pathol excessive perspiration
Derived forms of hidrosishidrotic (hɪˈdrɒtɪk), adjective
Word Origin for hidrosis
C18: via New Latin from Greek: sweating, from hidrōs sweat
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Medical definitions for hidrosis
[ hī-drō′sĭs, hĭ- ]
n. pl. hi•dro•ses (-sēz)
The formation and excretion of sweat.
Sweat, especially in excessive or abnormal amounts.
Other words from hidrosishi•drot′ic (-drŏt′ĭk) adj.
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