hypercalcemia

noun
hy·​per·​cal·​ce·​mia | \ˌhī-pər-ˌkal-ˈsē-mē-ə \

Definition of hypercalcemia 

: an excess of calcium in the blood

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Other Words from hypercalcemia

hypercalcemic \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˌkal-​ˈsē-​mik \ adjective

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Excess doses of vitamin D can cause a condition called hypercalcemia. Dr. Marty Becker And Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee.com, "The latest on allergies in dogs, cats," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of hypercalcemia

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypercalcemia

New Latin

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hypercalcemia

noun
hy·​per·​cal·​ce·​mia
variants: or chiefly British hypercalcaemia \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˌkal-​ˈsē-​mē-​ə \

Medical Definition of hypercalcemia 

: the presence of an excess of calcium in the blood

Other Words from hypercalcemia

hypercalcemic or chiefly British hypercalcaemic \ -​ˈsē-​mik \ adjective

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