hy·​per·​lip·​id·​emia | \ ˌhī-pər-ˌli-pə-ˈdē-mē-ə How to pronounce hyperlipidemia (audio) \

Definition of hyperlipidemia

: the presence of excess fat or lipids in the blood

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The pathologists found the woman had been treated for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and varicose veins in the past. Aj Willingham, CNN, "A woman was pecked to death by a rooster, pathologists say," 6 Sep. 2019 South Korean media quickly speculated that Kim, 34, is about 170 centimeters (5 feet 8 inches) tall and weighs 130 kilograms (287 pounds), and likely suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure and hyperlipidemia. Washington Post, "Summit offers South Koreans rare insight into Kim Jong Un," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of hyperlipidemia

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hyperlipidemia

New Latin

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The first known use of hyperlipidemia was in 1961

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variants: or chiefly British hyperlipidaemia \ -​ˌlip-​ə-​ˈdē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce hyperlipidaemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperlipidemia

: the presence of excess fat or lipids in the blood

Other Words from hyperlipidemia

hyperlipidemic or chiefly British hyperlipidaemic \ -​mik How to pronounce hyperlipidaemic (audio) \ adjective

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