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diabetes

noun di·a·be·tes \ˌdī-ə-ˈbē-tēz, -ˈbē-təs\

medical : a serious disease in which the body cannot properly control the amount of sugar in your blood because it does not have enough insulin

Full Definition of DIABETES

:  any of various abnormal conditions characterized by the secretion and excretion of excessive amounts of urine; especially :  diabetes mellitus

Origin of DIABETES

Latin, from Greek diabētēs diabetes insipidus, from diabainein to walk with the legs apart, cross over
First Known Use: 15th century

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Rhymes with DIABETES

diabetes

noun di·a·be·tes \ˌdī-ə-ˈbēt-ēz, -ˈbēt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural diabetes

Medical Definition of DIABETES

:  any of various abnormal conditions characterized by the secretion and excretion of excessive amounts of urine; especially :  diabetes mellitus
May 23, 2015
debouch Hear it
to emerge or cause to emerge
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