hyperhidrosis

noun hy·per·hi·dro·sis \ ˌhī-pər-hī-ˈdrō-səs \

Definition of hyperhidrosis

:generalized or local excessive sweating

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Origin and Etymology of hyperhidrosis

New Latin hidrosis perspiration, from Greek hidrōsis, from hidroun to sweat, from hidrōs sweat — more at sweat


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hyperhidrosis

noun hy·per·hi·dro·sis \ -hid-ˈrō-səs , -hī-ˈdrō- \
variants: also hyperidrosis play \-id-ˈrō-, -ī-ˈdrō-\

medical Definition of hyperhidrosis

plural hyperhidroses play \-ˌsēz\
:generalized or localized excessive sweating — compare hypohidrosis

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