ac·​i·​do·​sis | \ˌa-sə-ˈdō-səs \

Definition of acidosis 

: an abnormal condition characterized by reduced alkalinity of the blood and of the body tissues

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Other Words from acidosis

acidotic \ -​ˈdä-​tik \ adjective

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But first, the hydrogen ions accumulate in the bloodstream and makes the blood more acidic, a process called acidosis. Locke Hughes, SELF, "Why Those Micro-Movements in Barre and Pilates Classes Burn Like Hell," 2 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of acidosis

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acidosis

borrowed from German Acidose (now Azidose), from New Latin acidum acid entry 1 + German -ose -osis

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The first known use of acidosis was in 1900

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ac·​i·​do·​sis | \ˌas-ə-ˈdō-səs \
plural acidoses\ -​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of acidosis 

: an abnormal condition of reduced alkalinity of the blood and tissues that is marked by sickly sweet breath, headache, nausea and vomiting, and visual disturbances and is usually a result of excessive acid production — compare alkalosis, ketosis sense 1

Other Words from acidosis

acidotic \ -​ˈdät-​ik \ adjective

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