diathesis definition

  • noun:
    • A hereditary predisposition of the body to an ailment, a team of diseases, an allergy, or any other disorder.
    • Grammar See sound.
    • A hereditary or constitutional predisposition to a disease or any other condition.
    • Voice (energetic or passive).
    • Bodily condition or constitution, esp. a morbid practice which predisposes to a certain condition, or course of diseases.
    • In medication, a predisposing problem or practice of body; constitutional predisposition: because, a strumous or scrofulous diathesis.
    • A predisposing problem or mind-set; a mental propensity; ergo, a predisposing condition or tendency in everything.
    • constitutional predisposition to a specific infection or problem
    • A hereditary predisposition of human anatomy to a disease, a group of conditions, an allergy, or any other disorder.
    • Grammar See voice.
    • A hereditary or constitutional predisposition to an illness or other condition.
    • Voice (active or passive).
    • Bodily condition or constitution, esp. a morbid habit which predisposes to a particular disease, or class of diseases.
    • In medication, a predisposing problem or practice of human body; constitutional predisposition: as, a strumous or scrofulous diathesis.
    • A predisposing condition or state of mind; a mental propensity; thus, a predisposing problem or propensity in such a thing.
    • constitutional predisposition to a certain illness or problem

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