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Definition of "diabetes" []

  • Any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive discharge of urine and persistent thirst, especially one of the two types of diabetes mellitus. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diabetes" in a sentence
  • ""Bottom line in diabetes is we have to be aggressive early in the disease," Zonszein says."
  • "The word diabetes, from the Greek for “passing through,” indicates that the one and only thing diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus have in common is excessive discharge of urine."
  • "Erectile dysfunction in diabetes is due to selective defect in the brain"