hidrosis

[hi-droh-sis, hahy-] /hɪˈdroʊ sɪs, haɪ-/
noun
1.
the excessive production of sweat.
Origin
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
British Dictionary definitions for hyperhidrotic
hidrosis (hɪˈdrəʊsɪs)
 
n
1.  See sweat a technical word for sweating or sweat
2.  any skin disease affecting the sweat glands
3.  pathol Also called: hyperhidrosis excessive perspiration
 
[C18: via New Latin from Greek: sweating, from hidrōs sweat]
 
hidrotic
 
adj

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hyperhidrotic 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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