hyperemia

hyperemia

[hahy-per-ee-mee-uh]
noun Pathology.
an abnormally large amount of blood in any part of the body.
Also, hyperaemia.


Origin:
1830–40; hyper- + -emia

hyperemic, adjective
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hyperaemia or hyperemia (ˌhaɪpərˈiːmɪə)
 
n
pathol an excessive amount of blood in an organ or part
 
hyperemia or hyperemia
 
n
 
hyper'aemic or hyperemia
 
adj
 
hyper'emic or hyperemia
 
adj

hyperemia (ˌhaɪpərˈiːmɪə)
 
n
pathol the usual US spelling of hyperaemia
 
hyper'emic
 
adj

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hyperemia hy·per·e·mi·a (hī'pə-rē'mē-ə)
n.
An increase in the quantity of blood flow to a body part; engorgement.


hy'per·e'mic (-mĭk) adj.
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