Meaning of hidrosis in English:


Pronunciation /hɪˈdrəʊsɪs/


mass nounMedicine
  • The action of sweating.

    ‘Patients presenting with palmar-plantar hidrosis deserve a trial of all conservative treatments including iontophoresis before more aggressive techniques such as botulinum toxin are tried.’
    • ‘Fewer than 6 percent of patients had severe compensatory hidrosis, and the recurrence rate was 3 percent.’
    • ‘Protein losses in sweat, protein hidrosis, also occur as a result of exercise.’
    perspiration, moisture, dampness, wetness, lather


Mid 19th century from Greek hidrōsis, from hidrōs ‘sweat’.