[ hahy-per-glahy-see-mee-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pər glaɪˈsi mi ə /
an abnormally high level of glucose in the blood.
Related formshy·per·gly·ce·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperglycaemia
/ (ˌhaɪpəɡlaɪˈsiːmɪə) /
pathol an abnormally large amount of sugar in the blood
Derived Formshyperglycaemic or US hyperglycemic, adjective
Word Origin for hyperglycaemia
C20: from hyper- + glyco- + -aemia
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Word Origin and History for hyperglycaemia
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Medicine definitions for hyperglycaemia
[ hī′pər-glī-sē′mē-ə ]
The presence of an abnormally high concentration of glucose in the blood.
Related formshy′per•gly•ce′mic (-mĭk) adj.
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