dyscrasia

[ dis-krey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈkreɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
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noun Pathology.

a malfunction or abnormal condition, especially an imbalance of the constituents of the blood.

Nearby words

  1. dyschondrosteosis,
  2. dyschromatopsia,
  3. dyschromia,
  4. dyschronogenic,
  5. dyscoria,
  6. dysembryoma,
  7. dysencephalia splanchnocystica,
  8. dysentery,
  9. dyserethism,
  10. dysergia

Origin of dyscrasia

1350–1400; Middle English; < Medieval Latin < Greek dyskrasía bad mixture, equivalent to dys- dys- + krâs(is) a mixing + -ia -ia

Related formsdys·cra·si·al, dys·cras·ic [dis-kraz-ik, -kras-] /dɪsˈkræz ɪk, -ˈkræs-/, dys·crat·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for dyscrasia

dyscrasia

/ (dɪsˈkreɪzɪə) /

noun

obsolete any abnormal physiological condition, esp of the blood

Word Origin for dyscrasia

C19: New Latin, from Medieval Latin: an imbalance of humours, from Greek, from dys- + -krasia, from krasis a mixing

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Medicine definitions for dyscrasia

dyscrasia

[ dĭs-krāzhə ]

n.

An abnormal state or disorder of the body, especially of the blood.
Disease. No longer in technical use.

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