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diathesis

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noun di·ath·e·sis \dī-ˈath-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of diathesis

plural diatheses \-ˌsēz\play

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

diathetic \ˌdī-ə-ˈthet-ik\play adjective



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