diathesis


di·ath·e·sis

noun \dī-ˈa-thə-səs\
plural di·ath·e·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of DIATHESIS

:  a constitutional predisposition toward a particular state or condition and especially one that is abnormal or diseased
di·a·thet·ic \ˌdī-ə-ˈthe-tik\ adjective

Origin of DIATHESIS

New Latin, from Greek, literally, arrangement, from diatithenai to arrange, from dia- + tithenai to set — more at do
First Known Use: 1651

di·ath·e·sis

noun \dī-ˈath-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural di·ath·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of DIATHESIS

: a constitutional predisposition toward a particular state or condition and especially one that is abnormal or diseased
di·a·thet·ic \ˌdī-ə-ˈthet-ik\ adjective

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