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diabetes

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌdaɪəˈbiːtiːz/, /ˌdaɪəˈbiːtɪs/

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek διαβαίνω (diabaínō, to pass through), via the participle διαβήτης (diabḗtēs, passing through). This refers to the excessive amounts of urine produced by sufferers.

NounEdit

diabetes (uncountable)

  1. A group of metabolic diseases whereby a person (or other animal) has high blood sugar due to an inability to produce, or inability to metabolize, sufficient quantities of the hormone insulin.
  2. Diabetes insipidus, a condition characterized by excessive thirst and excretion of large amounts of severely diluted urine.

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EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek διαβαίνω (diabaínō, to pass through), via the participle διαβήτης (diabḗtēs, passing through). This refers to the excessive amounts of urine produced by sufferers.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: di‧a‧be‧tes

NounEdit

diabetes m (uncountable)

  1. diabetes

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FinnishEdit

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia fi

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: di‧a‧be‧tes
  • Often pronounced IPA(key): /ˈdiɑˌbeːtːes/.
  • IPA(key): /ˈdiɑˌbetes/ would be consistent with the spelling, and thus perceived as more correct by some.

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diabetes

  1. diabetes (type I)
  2. diabetes (type II)

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NounEdit

diabetes m or f (in variation) (uncountable)

  1. diabetes (a group of metabolic diseases)

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  • The gender of this Portuguese noun varies from speaker to speaker. Some use it as a masculine noun and others as a feminine noun.

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diabetes f (plural diabetes)

  1. diabetes

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