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Pronunciation: dis-kra'ze-a


  1. A morbid general state resulting from the presence of abnormal material in the blood, usually applied to diseases affecting blood cells or platelets.
  2. Old term indicating disease.

[G. bad temperament, fr. dys- + krasis, a mixing]

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