hy·​per·​lip·​id·​emia ˌhī-pər-ˌli-pə-ˈdē-mē-ə How to pronounce hyperlipidemia (audio)
: the presence of excess fat or lipids in the blood

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Amalaki may have some benefits in preventing hyperlipidemia, which is characterized by abnormally high levels of lipids (fats) in the blood. Barbara Bolen, Verywell Health, 31 Jan. 2023 Omega fatty acids are of great nutritional value to cats because cats are susceptible to hyperlipidemia, a blood condition that occurs when triglycerides are high and there is too much fat in the blood. Dallas News, 13 Dec. 2022 The resin also helps alleviate the symptoms of hyperthyroidism (high levels of thyroid hormones) and hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol and triglyceride levels). Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 1 Dec. 2020 In one promising model, hospitals in Canada have recently launched a surgical prehabilitation program and toolkit that helps surgeons and their patients work on hypertension, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and cardiovascular health. Ashley Andreou, Scientific American, 26 May 2022 Next were breathing difficulties, like shortness of breath (affecting 3.5% of patients); hyperlipidemia, or high levels of triglycerides or cholesterol in the blood (3%); malaise and fatigue (2.9%); and hypertension (2.4%). Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 17 June 2021 In its final finding, the medical examiner’s office ruled Rodriguez’s probable cause of death as cardiovascular disease with hypertension and hyperlipidemia, which is a high concentration of fats, or lipids, in the blood. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Mar. 2021 Bui's medical history included hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperlipidemia and valley fever, according to the report. Stephanie Innes, azcentral, 5 June 2020 Tomas Cardona Ramirez, 37, of Guatemala, who suffers from Type 1 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, each of which requires daily medications to control. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, 13 May 2020 See More

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperlipidemia was in 1961

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Cite this Entry

“Hyperlipidemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperlipidemia. Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


variants or chiefly British hyperlipidaemia
: the presence of excess fat or lipids in the blood
hyperlipidemic adjective
or chiefly British hyperlipidaemic
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