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hyperemia

or hy·per·ae·mi·a

[hahy-per-ee-mee-uh]
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

hyperemia

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

hyperemia

(hī′pə-rēmē-ə)
n.
  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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