hyperviscosity

noun
hy·​per·​vis·​cos·​i·​ty | \ ˌhī-pər-vi-ˈskä-sə-tē How to pronounce hyperviscosity (audio) \

Definition of hyperviscosity

: excessive viscosity or thickness especially : an abnormal increase in the viscosity of blood The patient had no symptoms suggestive of hyperviscosity, including visual changes, vertigo, ataxia, and changes in mental status. — Alexander Turchin et al.

Other Words from hyperviscosity

hyperviscous \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˈvi-​skəs How to pronounce hyperviscous (audio) \ adjective
hyperviscous fluids

First Known Use of hyperviscosity

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperviscosity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperviscosity. Accessed 6 Apr. 2020.

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hyperviscosity

noun
hy·​per·​vis·​cos·​i·​ty | \ -vis-ˈkäs-ət-ē How to pronounce hyperviscosity (audio) \
plural hyperviscosities

Medical Definition of hyperviscosity

: excessive viscosity or thickness especially : an abnormal increase in the viscosity of blood As erythrocytosis due to arterial desaturation develops … symptoms of hyperviscosity (visual disturbances, fatigue, headache, dizziness, and paresthesias) may appear. — M. Elizabeth Brickner et al.

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