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An abnormal bodily condition, especially of the blood.
[Medieval Latin, bad mixture, disease, from Greek duskrāsiā : dus-, dys- + krāsis, mixing; see kerə- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Physiology) obsolete any abnormal physiological condition, esp of the blood
[C19: New Latin, from Medieval Latin: an imbalance of humours, from Greek, from dys- + -krasia, from krasis a mixing]
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dys•cra•sia(dɪsˈkreɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)
an imbalance of the constituents of the blood or bone marrow.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin < Greek dyskrasía bad mixture =dys- dys- + krâs(is) a mixing + -ia -ia]
dys•cra′sial, dys•cras′ic (-ˈkræz ɪk, -ˈkræs-) dys•crat′ic, adj.
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Medicine. an unhealthy condition, especially an imbalance of physiologic or constitutional elements, often of the blood. Cf. eucrasia. — dyscrasic, dyscratic, adj.See also: Health
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|Noun||1.||dyscrasia - an abnormal or physiologically unbalanced state of the body|
health problem, ill health, unhealthiness - a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
blood dyscrasia - any abnormal condition of the blood
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