gly·​ce·​mia glī-ˈsē-mē-ə How to pronounce glycemia (audio)
: the presence of glucose in the blood
glycemic adjective

Examples of glycemia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All the participants had been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure, high levels of glycemia and high cholesterol, among others. Daniel Bastardo Blanco, Discover Magazine, 3 July 2019 The antioxidant effect of the polyphenols in elderberry has been shown to have beneficial effects on blood pressure, glycemia (blood sugar) reduction, and immune system stimulation with anti-viral and even anti-tumor potential. Anchorage Daily News, 16 Aug. 2020

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glycemia was in 1901

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“Glycemia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


variants or chiefly British glycaemia
: the presence of glucose in the blood
glycemic adjective
or chiefly British glycaemic
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