hyperacute

adjective hy·per·acute \ ˌhī-pər-ə-ˈkyüt \
variants: or hyper-acute

Definition of hyperacute

: extremely or excessively acute
  • a hyperacute sensitivity to light
  • …the problem of hyperacute rejection—a violent immune response that can destroy a transplanted organ in minutes…
  • —Arlene Judith Klotzko

First Known Use of hyperacute

1823

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hyperacute

adjective hy·per·acute \ ˌhī-pə-rə-ˈkyüt \

medical Definition of hyperacute

: extremely or excessively acute
  • hyperacute hearing
  • And the problem of hyperacute rejection—a violent immune response that can destroy a transplanted organ in minutes—seems to have been solved for pig organs.
  • —Arlene Judith KlotzkoScientific AmericanNovember 1999

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