dyscrasia

noun
dys·​cra·​sia | \ dis-ˈkrā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce dyscrasia (audio) \

Definition of dyscrasia

: an abnormal condition of the body and especially the blood

First Known Use of dyscrasia

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dyscrasia

Middle English discracie, discrasie "diseased condition due to disproportionate mixture of the humors," borrowed from Late Latin dyscrāsia, borrowed from Greek dyskrāsía, from dys- dys- + krâsis "mixing, blending, temperament" (from krā-, variant stem of keránnȳmi, kerannýnai "to mix, mingle, as wine with water, temper" + -sis -sis-) + -ia -ia entry 1 — more at crater entry 1

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“Dyscrasia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dyscrasia. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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dyscrasia

noun
dys·​cra·​sia | \ dis-ˈkrā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce dyscrasia (audio) \

Medical Definition of dyscrasia

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

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