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or hy·per·ae·mi·a

noun Pathology.
  1. an abnormally large amount of blood in any part of the body.
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Origin of hyperemia

First recorded in 1830–40; hyper- + -emia
Related formshy·per·e·mic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hyperemic

Historical Examples

  • In the hyperemic area, vesicles or bullae form, containing first serum and later possibly sero-pus.

    Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry

    Maximilian Stern

  • These actions are antiphlogistic and hyperemic, and these in turn may be either antiseptic or astringent.

British Dictionary definitions for hyperemic


  1. pathol the usual US spelling of hyperaemia
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Derived Formshyperemic, adjective
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hyperemic in Medicine


  1. An increase in the quantity of blood flow to a body part; engorgement.
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Related formshy′per•emic (-mĭk) adj.
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