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diathesis

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noun di·ath·e·sis \dī-ˈa-thə-səs\

Definition of diathesis

plural di·ath·e·sesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  a constitutional predisposition toward a particular state or condition and especially one that is abnormal or diseased

di·a·thet·ic play \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


Medical Dictionary

diathesis

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noun di·ath·e·sis \dī-ˈath-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of diathesis

plural di·ath·e·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  a constitutional predisposition toward a particular state or condition and especially one that is abnormal or diseased

  2. di·a·thet·ic \ˌdī-ə-ˈthet-ik\play adjective




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