hyperemia

or hy·per·ae·mi·a

[ hahy-per-ee-mee-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈi mi ə /

noun Pathology.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM hyperemia

hy·per·e·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperemia

hyperemia
/ (ˌhaɪpərˈiːmɪə) /

noun

pathol the usual US spelling of hyperaemia

Derived forms of hyperemia

hyperemic, adjective
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Medical definitions for hyperemia

hyperemia
[ hī′pə-rēmē-ə ]

n.

An increase in the quantity of blood flow to a body part; engorgement.

Other words from hyperemia

hy′per•emic (-mĭk) adj.
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