polydipsia

polydipsia

[pol-ee-dip-see-uh]
noun Medicine/Medical.
excessive thirst.

Origin:
1650–60; < Neo-Latin < Greek polydíps(ios) very thirsty (poly- poly- + díps(a) thirst + -ios adj. suffix) + -ia -ia

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polydipsia (ˌpɒlɪˈdɪpsɪə)
 
n
pathol excessive thirst
 
[C18: New Latin, from poly- + -dipsia, from Greek dipsa thirst]
 
poly'dipsic
 
adj

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polydipsia pol·y·dip·si·a (pŏl'ē-dĭp'sē-ə)
n.
Excessive or abnormal thirst.


pol'y·dip'sic adj.
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