acid-, acidi-, acido-, -acidity
(Latin: sour [sharp])
2. An abnormal increase in the acidity of bodily fluids due to either acid accumulation or bicarbonate depletion.
Strictly speaking, the term acidemia would be more appropriate to describe the state of low blood pH, reserving acidosis to describe the processes leading to these states; however, most physicians use the terms interchangeably.
Too much acid in the body is a distinctly abnormal condition resulting from the accumulation of acid or from the depletion of alkaline reserves.
In acidosis, the pH of the blood is abnormally low and is associated with diabetic ketoacidosis, lung disease, and severe kidney disease.
The opposite of acidosis is alkalosis in which there is too high a pH factor due to an excess base or insufficient acid in the body.
2. To make somewhat acid or sour; to flavor with an acid.
2. To sour slightly.
2. Cutting and sharp in speech or tone; harsh: Based on Cory's acidulous remarks, there were those who suspected that she was angry with the person she was referring to.
3. Etymology: from Latin acidus, "sour".
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2. Absence of acidity; used especially to denote the abnormal absence of hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice of the stomach.
2. A remedy for, or preventive of, acidity.