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di·ath·e·sis

 (dī-ăth′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. di·ath·e·ses (-sēz′)
1. A hereditary predisposition of the body to a disease, a group of diseases, an allergy, or another disorder.
2. Grammar See voice.

[Greek, disposition, condition, from diatithenai, diathe-, to dispose : dia-, dia- + tithenai, to place, set; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

di′a·thet′ic (dī′ə-thĕt′ĭk) adj.

diathesis

(daɪˈæθɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Pathology) a hereditary or acquired susceptibility of the body to one or more diseases
[C17: New Latin, from Greek: propensity, from diatithenai to dispose, from dia- + tithenai to place]
diathetic adj

di•ath•e•sis

(daɪˈæθ ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
a predisposition, as to a disease.
[1645–55; < New Latin < Greek diáthesis disposition, state =dia(ti)thé(nai) to arrange]
di`a•thet′ic (-əˈθɛt ɪk) adj.

diathesis

a susceptibility to a certain disease. — diathetic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diathesis - constitutional predisposition to a particular disease or abnormality
predisposition, sensitivity - susceptibility to a pathogen
Translations

di·ath·e·sis

n. diátesis, propensión constitucional u orgánica a contraer ciertas enfermedades;
hemorrhagic ______ hemorrágica;
rheumatic ______ reumática.
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