AskDefine | Define diathesis

Dictionary Definition

diathesis n : constitutional predisposition to a particular disease or abnormality [also: diathses (pl)]

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Etymology

Modern Latin, from etyl grc διάθεσις, from διατιθέναι.

Pronunciation

  • a UK /daɪˈaθəsɪs/

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