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Pronunciation: hi'per-gli-se'me-a

Definition: An abnormally high concentration of glucose in the circulating blood, seen especially in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Synonym(s): hyperglycosemia

[hyper- + G. glykys, sweet, + haima, blood]

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