[ dis-krey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈkreɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
a malfunction or abnormal condition, especially an imbalance of the constituents of the blood.
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Origin of dyscrasia
OTHER WORDS FROM dyscrasiadys·cra·si·al, dys·cras·ic [dis-kraz-ik, -kras-] /dɪsˈkræz ɪk, -ˈkræs-/, dys·crat·ic, adjective
Words nearby dyscrasia
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Example sentences from the Web for dyscrasia
The dyscrasia may also represent modifications in the relative proportion of the normal constituents of the blood.
I consider that every dyscrasia is dependent upon a permanent supply of noxious ingredients from certain sources.
British Dictionary definitions for dyscrasia
/ (dɪsˈkreɪzɪə) /
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
[ dĭs-krā′zhə ]
An abnormal state or disorder of the body, especially of the blood.
Disease. No longer in technical use.
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