diabetes

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌdaɪəˈbiːtiːz/, /ˌdaɪəˈbiːtɪs/

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek διαβαίνω (diabaínō, to pass through), via the participle διαβήτης (diabḗtēs, passing through). This refers to the excessive amounts of urine produced by sufferers.

Noun[edit]

diabetes (uncountable)

  1. A group of metabolic diseases whereby a person (or other animal) has high blood sugar due to an inability to produce, or inability to metabolize, sufficient quantities of the hormone insulin.
  2. Diabetes insipidus, a condition characterized by excessive thirst and excretion of large amounts of severely diluted urine.

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Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek διαβαίνω (diabaínō, to pass through), via the participle διαβήτης (diabḗtēs, passing through). This refers to the excessive amounts of urine produced by sufferers.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: di‧a‧be‧tes

Noun[edit]

diabetes m (uncountable)

  1. diabetes

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Finnish[edit]

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: di‧a‧be‧tes
  • Often pronounced IPA(key): /ˈdiɑˌbeːtːes/.
  • IPA(key): /ˈdiɑˌbetes/ would be consistent with the spelling, and thus perceived as more correct by some.

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diabetes

  1. diabetes (type I)
  2. diabetes (type II)

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Noun[edit]

diabetes m or f (in variation) (uncountable)

  1. diabetes (a group of metabolic diseases)

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  • The gender of this Portuguese noun varies from speaker to speaker. Some use it as a masculine noun and others as a feminine noun.

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diabetes f (plural diabetes)

  1. diabetes

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