- Pathology. a constitutional predisposition or tendency, as to a particular disease or other abnormal state of the body or mind.
Origin of diathesis
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Historical Examples of diathesis
Clancy was an American with an Irish diathesis and cosmopolitan proclivities.Cabbages and Kings
If this diathesis be undoubtedly present, the operation should be avoided.
The same conditions also appear in the diathesis of the “bleeders.”Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
It is probably connected with a diathesis—the arthritic—which may be inherited or acquired.
Milk can convey no disease or diathesis except on account of its deficiency in nutritive properties.
- a hereditary or acquired susceptibility of the body to one or more diseases
Word Origin for diathesis
- A hereditary predisposition of the body to a disease, a group of diseases, an allergy, or another disorder.