an abnormal imbalance in some part of the body, esp. in the blood
Origin of dyscrasiaModern Latin ; from ML, distemper, disease ; from Classical Greek dyskrasia, bad temperament ; from dys-, dys- + krasis, a mixing ; from kerannynai, to mix: see idiosyncrasy
An abnormal bodily condition, especially of the blood.
Origin of dyscrasiaMedieval Latin, bad mixture, disease, from Greek duskrasia : dus-, dys- + krasis, mixing; see ker&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.