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Meaning of DIATHESIS

Pronunciation:  dI'athisis

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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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