Origin of hypothermiaModern Latin from hypo- + Classical Greek therm?, heat: see warm
The definition of hypothermia is a very body temperature below normal.
An example of hypothermia is a body temperature less than 89 degrees F.
Abnormally low body temperature.
Origin of hypothermiahypo- Greek thermē heat ; see gwher- in Indo-European roots. -ia 1
(countable and uncountable, plural hypothermias)
From hypo- +Ancient Greek θέρμη (thermē, “heat”).
- Outcomes include an increased risk of long-term neurologic and behavioral handicaps, possible intrauterine demise, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), and low body temperature (hypothermia).
- Well, believe it or not the same goes for leaving a dog in a car in very cold weather, except you have hypothermia to contend with instead of heat prostration.
- Prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures can also produce hypothermia (lowered body temperature), which can be life threatening.
- The weather conditions in the Bering Sea often cause hypothermia, but that's nothing compared to everything else that can happen.
- Their coats are quite thick and water-repellent in order to protect the dogs from hypothermia when working in cold water.