Pronounced: UH-LIZH-uhn, noun

Notes: I did not know that this was a word!

Yesterday’s word

The word hyperhidrosis means “a condition of excessive sweating”

First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

You probably recognized (as I did) the prefix hyper- (above; beyond). I didn’t know the rest of it, but is comes from the Greek word hydrōsis (sweating). Incidentally, hydrosis is also an English word meaning “an excessive production of sweat”.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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