noun Pathology.

abnormally excessive sweating.

Nearby words

  1. hypergolic,
  2. hypergonadism,
  3. hypergonadotropic,
  4. hypergonadotropic eunuchoidism,
  5. hyperhemoglobinemia,
  6. hyperhydration,
  7. hypericum,
  8. hyperimmunoglobulin e syndrome,
  9. hyperinfection,
  10. hyperinflate

Also hy·per·i·dro·sis [hahy-per-i-droh-sis] /ˌhaɪ pər ɪˈdroʊ sɪs/.

Origin of hyperhidrosis

First recorded in 1850–55; hyper- + hidrosis

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Medicine definitions for hyperhidrosis


[hī′pər-hī-drōsĭs, -hĭ-]


Excessive or profuse perspiration.polyhidrosis
Related formshy′per•hi•drotic (-drŏtĭk) adj.

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