diabetes

noun di·a·be·tes \ ˌdī-ə-ˈbē-tēz , -ˈbē-təs \
Updated on: 22 Apr 2018
: any of various abnormal conditions characterized by the secretion and excretion of excessive amounts of urine; especially : diabetes mellitus

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Origin and Etymology of diabetes

Latin, from Greek diabētēs diabetes insipidus, from diabainein to walk with the legs apart, cross over

DIABETES Defined for English Language Learners

diabetes

  • 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


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diabetes

noun di·a·be·tes \ ˌdī-ə-ˈbē-tēz , -ˈbē-təs \
: a disease in which too little or no insulin is produced or insulin is produced but cannot be used normally resulting in high levels of sugar in the blood

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diabetes

noun di·a·be·tes \ ˌdī-ə-ˈbēt-ēz , -ˈbēt-əs \
plural diabetes
: any of various abnormal conditions characterized by the secretion and excretion of excessive amounts of urine; especially : diabetes mellitus


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