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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek, from diabainein 'to pass through'

diabetes

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
di‧a‧be‧tes [uncountable]
MI a serious disease in which there is too much sugar in your blood

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