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diabetes

Pronunciation: di'a-be'tez

Definition: Either diabetes insipidus or diabetes mellitus, diseases having in common the triad of symptoms polyuria, weight loss, and significant glucosuria; when used without qualification, refers to diabetes mellitus.

[G. diabetes, a compass, a siphon, diabetes]

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