HyperDic: diabetes

English > 1 sense of the word diabetes:
NOUNstatediabetesa polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood
diabetes > pronunciation
Soundsday.ahbiy'tiyz
RhymesAchilles ... Yerkes: 115 rhymes with iyz...
English > diabetes: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningA polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood; any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst.
Partspolydipsiaexcessive thirst (as in cases of diabetes or kidney dysfunction)
polyuriarenal disorder characterized by the production of large volumes of pale dilute urine
Narrowerdiabetes insipidusA rare form of diabetes resulting from a deficiency of vasopressin (the pituitary hormone that regulates the kidneys)
diabetes mellitus, DMdiabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria
Broaderpolygenic disorder, polygenic diseaseAn inherited disease controlled by several genes at once
Spanishdiabetes
Catalandiabetis
Adjectivesdiabeticof or relating to or causing diabetes
diabeticsuffering from diabetes

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