[dis-krey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
- a malfunction or abnormal condition, especially an imbalance of the constituents of the blood.
Origin of dyscrasia
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Examples from the Web for dyscrasia
The dyscrasia of chronic alcoholism is a very common cause of fatty liver.
I consider that every dyscrasia is dependent upon a permanent supply of noxious ingredients from certain sources.
The dyscrasia may also represent modifications in the relative proportion of the normal constituents of the blood.
- obsolete any abnormal physiological condition, esp of the blood
C19: New Latin, from Medieval Latin: an imbalance of humours, from Greek, from dys- + -krasia, from krasis a mixing
- An abnormal state or disorder of the body, especially of the blood.
- Disease. No longer in technical use.
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