Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Abnormally high alkalinity of the blood and body fluids.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun abnormally high alkalinity in the blood and other body fluids.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An abnormally increased alkalinity in the blood.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun abnormally high alkalinity (low hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[alkal(i) + –osis.]

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