Definition of diabetes in English:

diabetes

Syllabification: di·a·be·tes
Pronunciation: /ˌdīəˈbētēz, -tis
 
/

noun

  • A metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood .
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    • Members suffer from illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and asthma.
    • His brother died of scarlet fever, many other villagers succumbed to asthma and diabetes.
    • The main cause of death in our cohort with diabetes was ischaemic heart disease.

Origin

mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek, literally 'siphon', from diabainein 'go through'.

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