[ sthuh-nahy-uh, sthee-nee-uh ]
/ sθəˈnaɪ ə, ˈsθi ni ə /


strength; excessive vital force.


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Words nearby sthenia

Compare asthenia.

Origin of sthenia

1780–90; < New Latin, extracted from asthenia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for sthenia

[ sthēnē-ə ]


A condition of bodily strength, vigor, or vitality.
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