a predisposition to certain diseases
Origin of diathesisModern Latin from Classical Greek diathesis, arrangement from diatithenai, to arrange from dia-, apart + tithenai, to put
- A hereditary predisposition of the body to a disease, a group of diseases, an allergy, or another disorder.
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Origin of diathesisGreek disposition, condition from diatithenai diathe- to dispose dia- dia- tithenai to place, set ; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
Modern Latin, from Ancient Greek διάθεσις (diathesis, “state, condition”), from διατιθέναι (diatithenai, “to arrange”).