hyposthenia

[hahy-pos-thee-nee-uh]

noun

abnormal lack of strength; weakness.

Nearby words

  1. hypostatic,
  2. hypostatic congestion,
  3. hypostatic ectasia,
  4. hypostatic pneumonia,
  5. hypostatize,
  6. hyposthenuria,
  7. hypostome,
  8. hypostomia,
  9. hypostyle,
  10. hyposulfite

Origin of hyposthenia


Related formshy·pos·then·ic [hahy-pos-then-ik] /ˌhaɪ pɒsˈθɛn ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for hyposthenia

hyposthenia

noun

pathol a weakened condition; lack of strength
Derived Formshyposthenic (ˌhaɪpɒsˈθɛnɪk), adjective

Word Origin for hyposthenia

C19: from hypo- + Greek sthenos strength

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Medicine definitions for hyposthenia

hyposthenia

[hī′pəs-thēnē-ə]

n.

Abnormal lack of strength.
Related formshy′po•sthenic (-pəs-thĕnĭk) adj.


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