Definition of hidrosis in English:

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Pronunciation: /hɪˈdrəʊsɪs/


[mass noun] Medicine
The action of sweating.
Example sentences
  • Patients presenting with palmar-plantar hidrosis deserve a trial of all conservative treatments including iontophoresis before more aggressive techniques such as botulinum toxin are tried.
  • Fewer than 6 percent of patients had severe compensatory hidrosis, and the recurrence rate was 3 percent.
  • Protein losses in sweat, protein hidrosis, also occur as a result of exercise.



Pronunciation: /hɪˈdrɒtɪk/
Example sentences
  • Clouston syndrome (or hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia) is a rare disease that affects one in 100 000 subjects.
  • In the hidrotic form of ED, the sweat glands function improperly.
  • Clouston syndrome is an hidrotic form of ectodermal dysplasia, inherited as an autosomal dominant trait with high penetrance.


Mid 19th century: from Greek hidrōsis, from hidrōs 'sweat'.

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