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diathesis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diathesis 
  n  :  constitutional  predisposition  to  a  particular  disease  or 
  abnormality 




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