Illness as a result of abnormal material in the blood.
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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… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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 — 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