hyperacute

adjective
hy·​per·​acute | \ ˌhī-pər-ə-ˈkyüt How to pronounce hyperacute (audio) \
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, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperacute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperacute. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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hyperacute

adjective
hy·​per·​acute | \ ˌhī-pə-rə-ˈkyüt How to pronounce hyperacute (audio) \

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 Klotzko, Scientific American, November 1999

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