dyscrasia

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Borrowing from Ancient Greek δυσκρασία (duskrasía, bad mixture).

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  • IPA(key): /dɪsˈkɹeɪzɪə/

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dyscrasia (countable and uncountable, plural dyscrasias)

  1. (ancient usage) Imbalance of the four bodily humors (blood, black and yellow bile, phlegm) that was thought to cause disease.
  2. (modern usage) Any bodily disorder, especially regarding the blood.

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