Greek/ Latin Root: ὑπέρ (hupér)
Meaning: Above/ Over
Examples of Root Words Starting with “Hyper”
This is a condition that occurs when the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. This can cause certain repercussions that can impact health.
Hyperventilation occurs when an individual starts breathing rapidly, exhaling more than they inhale. This action causes a rapid reduction in carbon dioxide levels inside the body. It usually occurs as a response to fear or stress.
This is a type of feeding habit, where the parasite’s host is also a parasite. Such type of feeding habits are commonly observed among insects
This condition is characterized by the salivary glands producing more saliva than usual. This may be a sign of an underlying condition.
Hyperextension is a condition where the joints are opened or straightened beyond the normal range of motions. This can raise the risk of joint dislocation or other potential injuries.
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