diathesis

noun
di·ath·e·sis | \dī-ˈa-thə-səs \
plural diatheses\-ˌsēz \

Definition of diathesis 

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

Other Words from diathesis

diathetic \ˌdī-ə-ˈthe-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of diathesis

1651, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diathesis

New Latin, from Greek, literally, arrangement, from diatithenai to arrange, from dia- + tithenai to set — more at do

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diathesis

noun
di·ath·e·sis | \dī-ˈath-ə-səs \
plural diatheses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of diathesis 

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

Other Words from diathesis

diathetic \ˌdī-ə-ˈthet-ik \ adjective

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