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polydipsia

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noun poly·dip·sia \-ˈdip-sē-ə\

Definition of polydipsia

  1. :  excessive or abnormal thirst

polydipsic

play \-sik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of polydipsia

New Latin, from poly- + Greek dipsa thirst


First Known Use: 1660


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polydipsia

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noun poly·dip·sia \ˌpäl-i-ˈdip-sē-ə\

Medical Definition of polydipsia

  1. :  excessive or abnormal thirst

polydipsic

\-sik\play adjective



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