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hidrosis

[hi-droh-sis, hahy-] /hɪˈdroʊ sɪs, haɪ-/
noun
1.
the excessive production of sweat.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Greek hídrōsis sweating, equivalent to hidrō-, variant stem of hidroûn to sweat, verbal derivative of hidrṓs sweat + -sis -sis
Related forms
hidrotic
[hi-drot-ik, hahy-] /hɪˈdrɒt ɪk, haɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
hyperhidrotic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hidrosis

hidrosis

/hɪˈdrəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
a technical word for sweating or sweat See sweat
2.
any skin disease affecting the sweat glands
3.
(pathol) Also called hyperhidrosis (ˌhaɪpəhɪˈdrəʊsɪs; -haɪˈdrəʊsɪs). excessive perspiration
Derived Forms
hidrotic (hɪˈdrɒtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C18: via New Latin from Greek: sweating, from hidrōs sweat
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hidrosis in Medicine

hidrosis hi·dro·sis (hī-drō'sĭs, hĭ-)
n. pl. hi·dro·ses (-sēz)

  1. The formation and excretion of sweat.

  2. Sweat, especially in excessive or abnormal amounts.


hi·drot'ic (-drŏt'ĭk) adj.
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