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polydipsia

[pol-ee-dip-see-uh] /ˌpɒl iˈdɪp si ə/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
1.
excessive thirst.
Origin of polydipsia
1650-1660
1650-60; < New Latin < Greek polydíps(ios) very thirsty (poly- poly- + díps(a) thirst + -ios adj. suffix) + -ia -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for polydipsia

polydipsia

/ˌpɒlɪˈdɪpsɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) excessive thirst
Derived Forms
polydipsic, adjective
Word Origin
C18: New Latin, from poly- + -dipsia, from Greek dipsa thirst
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Word Origin and History for polydipsia
n.

"excessive thirst," 1650s, from Greek polydipsios "very thirsty," from poly- (see poly-) + dipsa "thirst" + -ia "condition of."

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polydipsia in Medicine

polydipsia pol·y·dip·si·a (pŏl'ē-dĭp'sē-ə)
n.
Excessive or abnormal thirst.


pol'y·dip'sic adj.
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