hyper-, hyp-

(Greek: above, over; excessive; more than normal; abnormal excess [in medicine]; abnormally great or powerful sensation [in physical or pathological terms]; highest [in chemical compounds])

hyperlethal (adjective), more hyperlethal, most hyperlethal
A reference to anything that exceeds the minimum required for a fatal result which is capable of causing death: It is possible to have a hyperlethal result from a dosage of a drug or other dangerous agents.
1. Enhanced reading skill; used to describe the trait in patients with various developmental disorders.
2. The presence of an advanced ability to read compared to the ability to understand spoken language.

Children with hyperlexia have a precocious ability to read words, far above what would be expected at their chronological age or they hav an intense fascination with letters or numbers. They tend to have significant difficulties in understanding verbal language, abnormal social skills, difficulty in socializing, and interacting appropriately with people.

An excessive level of lipids, or fats, in the blood.
hyperlipidemia, hyperlipidaemia
General terms for elevated concentrations of any or all of the lipids in the plasma.
1. Any of various disorders of lipoprotein metabolism, usually characterized by abnormally high levels of cholesterol and certain lipoproteins in the blood.
2. An excess of lipoproteins (any of the lipid-protein, or fat-protein, complexes in which lipids or fats exist) in the blood, due to a disorder of lipoprotein metabolism.

It may be acquired or hereditary. Acquired forms accompany other disorders or may be caused by environmental factors such as diet.

There are a number of different hereditary forms, classified according to clinical features, enzymatic abnormalities, and serum lipoprotein patterns.

1. Excessive adiposity.
2. An extreme degree of fatty degeneration.
3. An excess of fat in the blood serum or tissues.
Morbid verbosity, excessive talking, or loquacity.
1. A severe mania in which there is a partial or complete disorientation, and often accompanied by violent behavior.
2. Intense mania with overwhelming tensions and marked disorientation.
hypermarket (s) (noun), hypermarkets (pl)
1. A huge supermarket usually built on the outskirts of a city: Mr. and Mrs. Smart decided to go to the big hypermarket outside their town to buy all their goods because it meant getting everything in one place and parking their car only once.
2. A very large self-service store that sells products usually sold in department stores, as well as those sold in supermarkets: After arriving at the giant hypermarket, which even had a hardware and garden section, Jack and Jill used a big shopping cart for all the different items they needed, including clothes, food, an electric sewing machine and some flower pots.
3. Etymology: from a translation of the French hypermarché.
1. An excessive, or abnormal, enlargement of the breasts.
2. Excessively large mammary glands.
1. Excessively prolonged or profuse menses.

Synonyms: menorrhagia, menostaxis.

2. Menstruation with an excessive flow but at regular intervals and of usual duration.
3. Frequent menstrual periods or an abnormal increase in the duration and/or amount of menstrual flow.
1. A kind of metamorphosis, in certain insects, in which the larva itself undergoes remarkable changes of form and structure during its growth.
2. A major change in form between successive stages of larval development; especially, of insects, for example, when an active mobile larva turns into a legless inactive grub.
3. In medicine, an excessive attentiveness and reaction to visual stimuli.
Lacking normal motor co-ordination such that movements over reach their targets, as seen in cerebellar dysfunction.

Such actions can be seen in spontaneous movements but they are often more obvious in actions rapidly executed on command; such as, in the finger-nose test or the heel-knee test.

An abnormal condition of the eye in which vision is better for distant objects than for near objects.

It results from the eyeballs being too short from front to back, causing images to be focused behind the retinas. Also known as "farsightedness".

Related "above, over, beyond the normal, excessive" word units: epi-; super-, supra-, sur; ultra-, ult-.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "more, plentiful, fullness, excessive, over flowing": copi-; exuber-; multi-; opulen-; ple-; pleio-; plethor-; poly-; super-; total-; ultra-; undu-.