hypothermia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1886 subnormal temperature of the body • hypothermic adjective

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  • hypothermia — hypothermic, adj. /huy peuh therr mee euh/, n. 1. Pathol. subnormal body temperature. 2. Med. the artificial reduction of body temperature to slow metabolic processes, as for facilitating heart surgery. [1885 90; HYPO + THERM + IA] * * *… …   Universalium

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  • hypothermia — noun abnormally low body temperature; specifically, below 35°C Ant: hyperthermia See Also: frostbite …   Wiktionary

  • hypothermia — hy|po|ther|mi|a [ˌhaıpəuˈθə:miə US pouˈθə:r ] n [U] [Date: 1800 1900; : Modern Latin; Origin: hypo + Greek therme heat ] a serious medical condition caused by extreme cold …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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