Definitions for polydipsiaˌpɒl iˈdɪp si ə
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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
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. poly`s much + thirst.]
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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