|diabetes (ˌdaɪəˈbiːtɪs, -tiːz)|
|any of various disorders, esp diabetes mellitus, characterized by excretion of an abnormally large amount of urine|
|[C16: from Latin: siphon, from Greek, literally: a passing through (referring to the excessive urination), from diabainein to pass through, cross over; see |
diabetes di·a·be·tes (dī'ə-bē'tĭs, -tēz)
Any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive discharge of urine and persistent thirst, especially one of the two types of diabetes mellitus.