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[as-i-doh-sis] /ˌæs ɪˈdoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
a blood condition in which the bicarbonate concentration is below normal.
Origin of acidosis
1895-1900; < New Latin; see acid, -osis
Related forms
[as-i-dot-ik] /ˌæs ɪˈdɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for acidosis
  • acidosis is a condition in which there is excessive acid in the body fluids.
  • Lactic acidosis is when lactic acid builds ups in the bloodstream faster than it can be removed.
  • Rare reports of lactic acidosis, a potentially life-threatening condition, particularly in people with risk factors for it.
British Dictionary definitions for acidosis


a condition characterized by an abnormal increase in the acidity of the blood and extracellular fluids
Derived Forms
acidotic (ˌæsɪˈdɒtɪk) adjective
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acidosis in Medicine

acidosis ac·i·do·sis (ās'ĭ-dō'sĭs)
n. pl. ac·i·do·ses (-sēz')
An abnormal increase in the acidity of body fluids, caused either by accumulation of acids or by depletion of bicarbonates.

ac'i·dot'ic (-dŏt'ĭk) adj.
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