Definition of acidosis
: an abnormal condition characterized by reduced alkalinity of the blood and of the body tissues
acidoticplay \-ˈdä-tik\ adjective
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The cause of death was a subtle one: neonatal lactic acidosis, a problem brought about by a defect in the mitochondria – microscopic organelles that control the metabolism of individual cells – in her mother's egg.
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Origin and Etymology of acidosis
First Known Use: 1900See Words from the same year
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