hy·​per·​lip·​id·​emia | \ ˌhī-pər-ˌli-pə-ˈdē-mē-ə \

Definition of hyperlipidemia

: the presence of excess fat or lipids in the blood

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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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variants: or chiefly British hyperlipidaemia \ -​ˌlip-​ə-​ˈdē-​mē-​ə \

Medical Definition of hyperlipidemia

: the presence of excess fat or lipids in the blood

Other Words from hyperlipidemia

hyperlipidemic or chiefly British hyperlipidaemic \ -​mik \ adjective

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