Diathesis Definition

dī-ăthĭ-sĭs
diatheses
noun
A predisposition to certain diseases.
Webster's New World

(grammar) Voice (active or passive).

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Diathesis

Noun

Singular:
diathesis
Plural:
diatheses

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

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