[ hahy-pos-thee-nee-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pɒsˈθi ni ə /
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abnormal lack of strength; weakness.
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OTHER WORDS FROM hypostheniahy·pos·then·ic [hahy-pos-then-ik], /ˌhaɪ pɒsˈθɛn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyposthenia
/ (ˌhaɪpɒsˈθiːnɪə) /
pathol a weakened condition; lack of strength
Derived forms of hypostheniahyposthenic (ˌhaɪpɒsˈθɛnɪk), adjective
Word Origin for hyposthenia
C19: from hypo- + Greek sthenos strength
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Medical definitions for hyposthenia
[ hī′pəs-thē′nē-ə ]
Abnormal lack of strength.
Other words from hypostheniahy′po•sthen′ic (-pəs-thĕn′ĭk) adj.
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