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Dyscrasia


Dys-cra′si-a

,
Noun.
[NL.
dyscrasia
, fr. Gr.
δυσκρασία
;
δυσ-
bad +
κρᾶσισ
mixture, fr.
κεραννύναι
to mix: cf. F.
dycrasie
.]
(Med.)
An ill habit or state of the constitution; – formerly regarded as dependent on a morbid condition of the blood and humors.

Definition 2019


dyscrasia

dyscrasia

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Noun

dyscrasia (countable and uncountable, plural dyscrasias)

  1. (ancient usage) Imbalance of the four bodily humors (blood, black and yellow bile, phlegm) that was thought to cause disease.
  2. (modern usage) Any bodily disorder, especially regarding the blood.

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Hyponyms

  • blood dyscrasias: plasma cell dyscrasia, T-cell dyscrasia
  • endocrine dyscrasia

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