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Meaning of DIATHESIS

Pronunciation:  dI'athisis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  constitutional predisposition to a particular disease or abnormality
 

DIATHESIS is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: predisposition, sensitivity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Di*ath"e*sis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to place
separately, arrange; dia` through, asunder + ? to place,
put.] (Med.)
Bodily condition or constitution, esp. a morbid habit which
predisposes to a particular disease, or class of diseases.

 
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