hypersensitivity etymology

English word hypersensitivity comes from English sensitivity, English hyper-

Detailed word origin of hypersensitivity

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sensitivity English (eng) (electronics) The degree of response of an instrument to a change in an input signal.. (photography) The degree of response of a film etc. to light of a specified wavelength.. (statistics) The proportion of individuals in a population that will be correctly identified in a binary classification test.. The ability of an organism or organ to respond to external stimuli.. The quality of being [...]
hyper- English (eng) Excessive. Existing in more than three spatial dimensions. Linked non-sequentially. Over, above or beyond.
hypersensitivity English (eng) Any heightened immune response to an antigen; an allergy.. The state of being easily offended or hurt.

Words with the same origin as hypersensitivity

Descendants of hyper-
hyperactive hyperalphalipoproteinemia hyperbaric hyperdrive hyperestrogenic hypergranularity hyperinstrument hyperinvasive hyperkähler hyperlacticemia hyperlipidaemia hypermeter hypermiling hyperoperator hyperrational hypersensitive hypersleep hyperspace hyperspeed hypersynchronous hypertension hypertoxic hypertriacylglycerolemia hyperventilate