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diabetes

[ dahy-uh-bee-tis, -teez ]
/ 藢da瑟 蓹藞bi t瑟s, -tiz /
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noun Pathology.
any of several disorders characterized by increased urine production.
Also called di路a路be路tes mel路li路tus [mel-i-tuhs, muh-lahy-]. /藞m蓻l 瑟 t蓹s, m蓹藞la瑟-/. a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism, usually occurring in genetically predisposed individuals, characterized by inadequate production or utilization of insulin and resulting in excessive amounts of glucose in the blood and urine, excessive thirst, weight loss, and in some cases progressive destruction of small blood vessels leading to such complications as infections and gangrene of the limbs or blindness.
Also called di路a路be路tes in路sip路i路dus [in-sip-i-duhs]. /瑟n藞s瑟p 瑟 d蓹s/. increased urine production caused by inadequate secretion of vasopressin by the pituitary gland.
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Origin of diabetes

First recorded in 1555鈥65; from New Latin, Latin, from Greek, equivalent to diab膿- (variant stem of diaba铆nein 鈥渢o go through, pass over,鈥 equivalent to dia- 鈥渢hrough鈥 + ba铆nein 鈥渢o pass鈥) + -t膿s agent suffix; see dia-
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British Dictionary definitions for diabetes

diabetes
/ (藢da瑟蓹藞bi藧t瑟s, -ti藧z) /

noun
any of various disorders, esp diabetes mellitus, characterized by excretion of an abnormally large amount of urine

Word Origin for diabetes

C16: from Latin: siphon, from Greek, literally: a passing through (referring to the excessive urination), from diabainein to pass through, cross over; see diabase
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for diabetes

diabetes
[ d墨鈥采-b膿t沫s, -t膿z ]

n.
Any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive discharge of urine and persistent thirst, especially one of the two types of diabetes mellitus.
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