hypokalemia

noun
hy·​po·​ka·​le·​mia | \ ˌhī-pō-ˌkā-ˈlē-mē-ə How to pronounce hypokalemia (audio) \

Definition of hypokalemia

: a deficiency of potassium in the blood

Other Words from hypokalemia

hypokalemic \ ˌhī-​pō-​ˌkā-​ˈlē-​mik How to pronounce hypokalemia (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of hypokalemia

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypokalemia

New Latin, from hypo- + kalium potassium (from kali alkali, from Arabic qily saltwort) + -emia

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About hypokalemia

Time Traveler for hypokalemia

Time Traveler

The first known use of hypokalemia was in 1949

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near hypokalemia

hypoischium

hypokalemia

hypolimnetic

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for hypokalemia

Cite this Entry

“Hypokalemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypokalemia. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for hypokalemia

hypokalemia

noun
hy·​po·​ka·​le·​mia
variants: or chiefly British hypokalaemia \ -​kā-​ˈlē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce hypokalemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypokalemia

: a deficiency of potassium in the blood

called also hypopotassemia

Other Words from hypokalemia

hypokalemic or chiefly British hypokalaemic \ -​ˈlē-​mik How to pronounce hypokalemia (audio) \ adjective

More from Merriam-Webster on hypokalemia

Nglish: Translation of hypokalemia for Spanish Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about hypokalemia

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!