Definition of dyscrasia in English:

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dyscrasia

Pronunciation: /dəˈskrāZH(ē)ə/

noun

Medicine
An abnormal or disordered state of the body or of a bodily part.
Example sentences
  • For example, a type of autoimmune disorder or blood dyscrasia may have caused some wounds that were initially diagnosed and managed as venous or ischemic ulcers.
  • The primary diagnosis was plasma cell dyscrasia in all of these patients.
  • Rare but serious complications, such as cholestatic hepatitis, blood dyscrasias and Stevens-Johnson syndrome, have been reported in patients treated with terbinafine.

Derivatives

dyscrasic

Pronunciation: /-ˈkrazik/
adjective

Origin

Late Middle English (denoting an imbalance of physical qualities): via late Latin from Greek duskrasia 'bad combination', from dus- 'bad' + krasis 'mixture'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: dys·cra·sia

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