Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mixture of qualities that constitutes health or soundness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Such a due mixture of qualities in bodies as constitutes health or soundness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medicine, that combination of qualities in the body which constitutes health or soundness.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek well-tempered. Compare French eucrasie. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "by cracky." boophilus: characterized by a fondness for scaring others. calculus: material often difficult to pass. depot therapy: short-term counseling while awaiting commuter train. discopathy: disease communicated in dancing establishments. dura mater: a strict and demanding medical school, as opposed to a more placid alma mater. eucrasy: psychiatrist's pronouncement at the end of therapy. extragenital: three testes.

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