- The definition of hypothermia is a very body temperature below normal.
An example of hypothermia is a body temperature less than 89 degrees F.
Origin of hypothermiaModern Latin ; from hypo- + Classical Greek thermē, heat: see warm
Origin of hypothermiahypo– + Greek thermē, heat; see gwher- in Indo-European roots + –ia1.
(countable and uncountable, plural hypothermias)
From hypo- +Ancient Greek θέρμη (thermē, “heat”).