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or hy·per·gly·cae·mi·a

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noun Pathology.
  1. an abnormally high level of glucose in the blood.
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Origin of hyperglycemia

From New Latin, dating back to 1890–95; see origin at hyper-, glycemia
Related formshy·per·gly·ce·mic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for hyperglycemia


1875, Latinized form of Greek elements hyper- "over" (see hyper-) + glykys "sweet" (see glucose) + haima "blood" (see -emia).

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hyperglycemia in Medicine


  1. The presence of an abnormally high concentration of glucose in the blood.
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Related formshy′per•gly•cemic (-mĭk) adj.
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