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Meaning of hypothermia

hy•po•ther•mi•a

Pronunciation: (hī"pu-thûr'mē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. subnormal body temperature.
  2. the artificial reduction of body temperature to slow metabolic processes, as for facilitating heart surgery.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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