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diabetes

di·a·be·tes

diabetes

 
 
pronunciation:
daI bi tis [or] daI bi tiz [or] daI bi tihs
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part of speech: noun
definition: any of several metabolic diseases affecting the body's use of blood sugars or the intake and excretion of fluids, such as diabetes mellitus, which requires periodic injections of insulin.
Diabetes that develops during adulthood can sometimes be controlled with diet and exercise.
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