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

  • n. Abnormally low body temperature.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. abnormally low body temperature; specifically, below 35°C

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A condition of reduced temperature, especially of animal heat.

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

  • n. subnormal body temperature


hypo- + Greek thermē, heat; see gwher- in Indo-European roots + -ia1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From hypo- +‎Ancient Greek θέρμη (thermē, "heat"). (Wiktionary)


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