noun (plural diatheses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, literally, arrangement, from diatithenai to arrange, from dia- + tithenai to set — more at do Date: 1651 a constitutional predisposition toward a particular state or condition and especially one that is abnormal or diseaseddiathetic adjective

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  • Diathesis — (from the Greek διάθεσις grammatical voice, disposition ) may refer to: Grammatical voice Predisposition (psychology) The diathesis–stress model Bleeding diathesis in medicine an abnormal propensity toward bleeding This disambiguation page lists… …   Wikipedia

  • diathesis — [dī ath′ə sis] n. pl. diatheses [dī ath əsēz΄] [ModL < Gr diathesis, arrangement < diatithenai, to arrange < dia , apart + tithenai, to put] a predisposition to certain diseases diathetic [dī΄ə thet′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Diathesis — Di*ath e*sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to place separately, arrange; dia through, asunder + ? to place, put.] (Med.) Bodily condition or constitution, esp. a morbid habit which predisposes to a particular disease, or class of diseases. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diathĕsis — (gr.), 1) Anordnung; 2) (Med.), Körperbeschaffenheit, auch Krankheitsanlage, s. Disposition; 3) die für gewisse Krankheitserscheinungen disponirende Blutmischung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Diathesis — In medicine, a "diathesis" is an elegant term for a predisposition or tendency. Thus, a hemorrhagic diathesis is nothing more than a bleeding tendency. The word "diathesis" is Greek. * * * The constitutional or inborn state… …   Medical dictionary

  • diathesis — diathetic /duy euh thet ik/, adj. /duy ath euh sis/, n., pl. diatheses / seez /. Pathol. a constitutional predisposition or tendency, as to a particular disease or affection. [1645 55; < NL < Gk diáthesis arrangement, disposition. See DIA ,… …   Universalium

  • diathesis — di•ath•e•sis [[t]daɪˈæθ ə sɪs[/t]] n. pl. ses [[t] ˌsiz[/t]] med a predisposition, as to a disease • Etymology: 1645–55; < NL < Gk diáthesis disposition, state =dia(ti)thé(nai) to arrange di a•thet′ic əˈθɛt ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • diathesis — См. diàtesi …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • diathesis — n. [Gr. dia, through; thesis, position] An inherited constitutional state whereby an individual is especially vulnerable to a certain type of reaction, disease or development …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • diathesis — noun /daɪˈaθəsɪs/ a) A hereditary or constitutional predisposition to a disease or other disorder. b) Voice (active or passive) …   Wiktionary

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