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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.

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Origin of dyscrasia

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

OTHER WORDS FROM dyscrasia

dys·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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Medical 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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