dyscrasia

noun dys·cra·sia \ dis-ˈkrā-zh(ē-)ə \

Definition of dyscrasia

: an abnormal condition of the body and especially the blood

Origin and Etymology of dyscrasia

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, bad mixture of humors, from Greek dyskrasia, from dys- + krasis mixture, from kerannynai to mix — more at crater


Medical Dictionary

dyscrasia

noun dys·cra·sia \ dis-ˈkrā-zh(ē-)ə \

medical Definition of dyscrasia

: an abnormal condition of the body; especially : an imbalance of components of the blood

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