Dyscrasia
Dyscrasia Dys*cra"si*a, n. [NL. dyscrasia, fr. Gr. dyskrasi`a; dys- bad + kra^sis mixture, fr. keranny`nai to mix: cf. F. dycrasie.] (Med.) An ill habit or state of the constitution; -- formerly regarded as dependent on a morbid condition of the blood and humors. [1913 Webster]

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  • Dyscrasia — Dyscrasia, is a concept from ancient Greek medicine with the word dyskrasia , meaning bad mixture. [Aphorism 79 or Organon of Medicine by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann] Ancient useTo the Greeks, it meant an imbalance of the four humors: blood, black bile …   Wikipedia

  • dyscrasia — [dis krā′zhə, dis krā′zhē ə, dis krā′zē ə] n. [ModL < ML, distemper, disease < Gr dyskrasia, bad temperament < dys , DYS + krasis, a mixing < kerannynai, to mix: see IDIOSYNCRASY] an abnormal imbalance in some part of the body, esp.… …   English World dictionary

  • dyscrasia — noun an abnormal or physiologically unbalanced state of the body • Hypernyms: ↑ill health, ↑unhealthiness, ↑health problem • Hyponyms: ↑blood dyscrasia …   Useful english dictionary

  • dyscrasia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Medieval Latin, bad mixture of humors, from Greek dyskrasia, from dys + krasis mixture, from kerannynai to mix more at crater Date: 14th century an abnormal condition of the body and especially the blood …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dyscrasia — Illness as a result of abnormal material in the blood …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • dyscrasia — dyscrasial, dyscrasic /dis kraz ik, kras /, dyscratic, adj. /dis kray zheuh, zhee euh, zee euh/, n. Pathol. a malfunction or abnormal condition, esp. an imbalance of the constituents of the blood. [1350 1400; ME; < ML < Gk dyskrasía bad mixture,… …   Universalium

  • dyscrasia — noun An unspecified disorder resulting from the presence of abnormal material in the blood …   Wiktionary

  • dyscrasia — 1. A morbid general state resulting from the presence of abnormal material in the blood, usually applied to diseases affecting blood cells or platelets. 2. Old term indicating disease. [G. bad temperament, fr. dys + krasis, a mixing] …   Medical dictionary

  • dyscrasia — n. defect in the composition of the blood …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dyscrasia — [dɪs kreɪzɪə] noun Medicine an abnormal or disordered physiological state. Derivatives dyscrasic adjective Origin ME: via late L. from Gk duskrasia bad combination …   English new terms dictionary

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