hy·​po·​cal·​ce·​mia | \ ˌhī-pō-ˌkal-ˈsē-mē-ə How to pronounce hypocalcemia (audio) \

Definition of hypocalcemia

: a deficiency of calcium in the blood

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Other Words from hypocalcemia

hypocalcemic \ ˌhī-​pō-​ˌkal-​ˈsē-​mik How to pronounce hypocalcemic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of hypocalcemia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the main causes of death among hens, hypocalcemia, or low blood calcium levels, was most prevalent in aviaries. David Gelles, New York Times, "Eggs That Clear the Cages, but Maybe Not the Conscience," 16 July 2016

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First Known Use of hypocalcemia

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypocalcemia

New Latin

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The first known use of hypocalcemia was in 1925

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“Hypocalcemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypocalcemia. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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variants: or chiefly British hypocalcaemia \ ˌhī-​pō-​ˌkal-​ˈsē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce hypocalcaemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypocalcemia

: a deficiency of calcium in the blood

Other Words from hypocalcemia

hypocalcemic or chiefly British hypocalcaemic \ -​mik How to pronounce hypocalcaemic (audio) \ adjective

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