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

Examples of hyperlipidemia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nicotinic acid helps with hyperlipidemia (high blood lipid levels), but nicotinamide does not. Mark Gurarie, Health, 10 July 2024 As part of their analysis, the team adjusted for other key heart failure risk factors, including diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, and a high body mass index. Kaitlin Sullivan, Health, 12 Apr. 2024 Other significant contributors to his death included hypertension, hypothyroidism and hyperlipidemia, per the certificate. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 6 Sep. 2023 Hypertension, hypothyroidism and hyperlipidemia were listed as contributing factors in the 99-year-old TV personality’s death. Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2023 Hypertension, hypothyroidism and hyperlipidemia were listed as contributing factors, according to ET and ABC7. Kimi Robinson, USA TODAY, 6 Sep. 2023 Biden has several minor medical conditions he is treated for: non-valvular atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat; hyperlipidemia, or high cholesterol; gastroesophageal reflux; seasonal allergies; spinal arthritis; and mild sensory peripheral neuropathy of the feet. BostonGlobe.com, 16 Feb. 2023 At the time, Biden was said to be under treatment for four different conditions: non-valvular atrial fibrillation -- a type of irregular heart rhythm, hyperlipidemia -- higher concentrations of fats or lipids in the blood, gastroesophageal reflux and seasonal allergies. Molly Nagle, ABC News, 19 Nov. 2021 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

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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 22 Jul. 2024.

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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