hypermature cataract hy·per·ma·ture cataract (hī’pər-mə-tyur’, -tur’, -chur’)
A cataract in which the lens becomes either dehydrated and flattened or liquid and soft, with the nucleus at the bottom of the capsule.
[hahy-per-meg-uh-soh-muh] /ˌhaɪ pərˌmɛg əˈsoʊ mə/ noun, Pathology. 1. .
hypermenorrhea hy·per·men·or·rhe·a (hī’pər-měn’ə-rē’ə) n. Excessively prolonged or profuse menstrual flow. Also called menorrhagia, menostaxis.
[muh-tab-uh-liz-uh m] /məˈtæb əˌlɪz əm/ noun 1. Biology, Physiology. the sum of the physical and chemical processes in an organism by which its material substance is produced, maintained, and destroyed, and by which energy is made available. Compare , . 2. any basic process of organic functioning or operating: changes in the country’s economic metabolism. […]
[met-uh-bol-ik] /ˌmɛt əˈbɒl ɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or affected by . 2. undergoing metamorphosis. adj. 1845 in biological sense, from German metabolisch (1839), from Greek metabolikos “changeable,” from metabole “a change, changing, a transition” (see metabolism). Used earlier in a general sense of “involving change” (1743). Related: Metabolically. metabolic met·a·bol·ic (mět’ə-bŏl’ĭk) adj. Of, […]