Diathesis meaning

dī-ăthĭ-sĭs
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A hereditary predisposition of the body to a disease, a group of diseases, an allergy, or another disorder.
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A predisposition to certain diseases.
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A hereditary predisposition of the body to a disease, a group of diseases, an allergy, or another disorder.
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(grammar) Voice (active or passive).
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Origin of diathesis

  • Greek disposition, condition from diatithenai diathe- to dispose dia- dia- tithenai to place, set dhē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Modern Latin, from Ancient Greek διάθεσις (diathesis, “state, condition”), from διατιθέναι (diatithenai, “to arrange”).

    From Wiktionary