dyscrasial

dyscrasia

[dis-krey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
noun Pathology.
a malfunction or abnormal condition, especially an imbalance of the constituents of the blood.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; < Medieval Latin < Greek dyskrasía bad mixture, equivalent to dys- dys- + krâs(is) a mixing + -ia -ia

dyscrasial, dyscrasic [dis-kraz-ik, -kras-] , dyscratic, adjective
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dyscrasia (dɪsˈkreɪzɪə)
 
n
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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dyscrasia dys·cra·sia (dĭs-krā'zhə, -zhē-ə)
n.

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

  2. Disease. No longer in technical use.

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