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


the excessive production of sweat.

Origin of hidrosis

1890–95; < Greek hídrōsis sweating, equivalent to hidrō-, variant stem of hidroûn to sweat, verbal derivative of hidrṓs sweat + -sis -sis

Related forms

hi·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

hidrotic (hɪˈdrɒtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for hidrosis

C18: via New Latin from Greek: sweating, from hidrōs sweat
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Medicine definitions for hidrosis


[ hī-drōsĭs, hĭ- ]

n. pl. hi•dro•ses (-sēz)

The formation and excretion of sweat.
Sweat, especially in excessive or abnormal amounts.

Related forms

hi•drotic (-drŏtĭk) adj.
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