hyperfunction

noun
hy·​per·​func·​tion | \ ˈhī-pər-ˌfəŋ(k)-shən How to pronounce hyperfunction (audio) \

Definition of hyperfunction

: excessive activity or function (as of a bodily part) pituitary hyperfunction hyperfunction of the adrenal cortex

Other Words from hyperfunction

hyperfunctional \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˈfəŋ(k)-​shnəl How to pronounce hyperfunctional (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective
hyperfunctional salivary glands
hyperfunctioning \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˈfəŋ(k)-​sh(ə-​)niŋ How to pronounce hyperfunctioning (audio) \ noun
… dopaminergic hyperfunctioning has been suggested as a cause of schizophrenia. — Richard J. Beninger et al.

First Known Use of hyperfunction

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperfunction.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperfunction. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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hyperfunction

noun
hy·​per·​func·​tion | \ -ˌfəŋ(k)-shən How to pronounce hyperfunction (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperfunction

: excessive activity or function pituitary hyperfunction

Other Words from hyperfunction

hyperfunctional \ -​ˌfəŋ(k)-​shnəl, -​shən-​ᵊl How to pronounce hyperfunctional (audio) \ adjective
hyperfunctional adrenal glands
hyperfunctioning \ -​sh(ə-​)niŋ How to pronounce hyperfunctioning (audio) \ noun
… dopaminergic hyperfunctioning has been suggested as a cause of schizophrenia. — Richard J. Beninger et al., Science, 17 June 1983

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