Definitions for polydipsiaˌpɒl iˈdɪp si ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pol•y•dip•si•aˌpɒl iˈdɪp si ə(n.)
Origin of polydipsia:
1650–60; < NL < Gk polydíps(ios) very thirsty (poly-poly - +dípsios thirsty) +-ia -ia
excessive thirst (as in cases of diabetes or kidney dysfunction)
Excessive and constant thirst occasioned by disease.
Origin: New Latin, from Greek much + thirst.
excessive and constant thirst occasioned by disease
Polydipsia is a non-medical symptom in which the patient displays excessive thirst. The word derives from the Greek πολυδιψία, which is derived from πολύς + δίψα. An etymologically related term is dipsomaniac, meaning an alcoholic.
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