diathesis

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Etymology[edit]

Modern Latin, from Ancient Greek διάθεσις (diáthesis, state, condition), from διατιθέναι (diatithénai, to arrange).

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Noun[edit]

diathesis (plural diatheses)

  1. (medicine) A hereditary or constitutional predisposition to a disease or other disorder.
  2. (grammar) Voice (active or passive).