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[ hī′pər-sthēnē-ə ]


An excess of muscular tension or strength.

Nearby words

hyperspace, hypersphere, hypersplenism, hyperstatic, hypersthene, hypersthenia, hypersthenuria, hypersurface, hypersusceptible, hypertelorism, hypertense
Related formshy′per•sthenic (-sthĕnĭk) adj.
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Examples from the Web for hypersthenia

  • Steeped in superstition, hypersthenia, God to her was a man—her lover.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13|Elbert Hubbard