from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An abnormal bodily condition, especially of the blood.
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- n. An unspecified disorder resulting from the presence of abnormal material in the blood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An ill habit or state of the constitution; -- formerly regarded as dependent on a morbid condition of the blood and humors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a generally faulty condition of the body; morbid diathesis; distemper. Also dyscrase, dyscrasy, and formerly discrase, discrasy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an abnormal or physiologically unbalanced state of the body
Medieval Latin, bad mixture, disease, from Greek duskrāsiā : dus-, dys- + krāsis, mixing; see kerə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)