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[dis-krey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /dɪsˈkreɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
noun, Pathology.
a malfunction or abnormal condition, especially an imbalance of the constituents of the blood.
Origin of dyscrasia
1350-1400; Middle English; < Medieval Latin < Greek dyskrasía bad mixture, equivalent to dys- dys- + krâs(is) a mixing + -ia -ia
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dyscrasial, dyscrasic
[dis-kraz-ik, -kras-] /dɪsˈkræz ɪk, -ˈkræs-/ (Show IPA),
dyscratic, adjective Unabridged
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(obsolete) any abnormal physiological condition, esp of the blood
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Medieval Latin: an imbalance of humours, from Greek, from dys- + -krasia, from krasis a mixing
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dyscrasia in Medicine

dyscrasia dys·cra·sia (dĭs-krā'zhə, -zhē-ə)

  1. An abnormal state or disorder of the body, especially of the blood.

  2. Disease. No longer in technical use.

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