diathesis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from New Latin diathesis, from Ancient Greek διάθεσις(diáthesis, state, condition), from διατίθημι(diatíthēmi, 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).