hy·​per·​sus·​cep·​ti·​ble ˌhī-pər-sə-ˈsep-tə-bəl How to pronounce hypersusceptible (audio)
: extremely or excessively susceptible : hypersensitive sense 2
bacterial strains hypersusceptible to fluoroquinolone
hypersusceptibility noun
hypersusceptibility of immunocompromised patients to lung infection

Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypersusceptible was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Hypersusceptible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypersusceptible. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


hy·​per·​sus·​cep·​ti·​ble -sə-ˈsep-tə-bəl How to pronounce hypersusceptible (audio)
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