Definition of dyscrasia in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • An abnormal or disordered state of the body or of a bodily part.

    count noun ‘various blood dyscrasias’
    ‘plasma cell dyscrasia’
    • ‘As stated, a bone marrow biopsy was negative for plasma cell dyscrasia in our case, which further supports the diagnosis of a localized plasmacytoma.’
    • ‘For example, a type of autoimmune disorder or blood dyscrasia may have caused some wounds that were initially diagnosed and managed as venous or ischemic ulcers.’
    • ‘The primary diagnosis was plasma cell dyscrasia in all of these patients.’
    • ‘Clinical suspicion of amyloidosis as the cause of an extremity mass is likely to be very low, especially in the absence of an immunocyte dyscrasia.’
    • ‘Rare but serious complications, such as cholestatic hepatitis, blood dyscrasias and Stevens-Johnson syndrome, have been reported in patients treated with terbinafine.’


Late Middle English (denoting an imbalance of physical qualities): via late Latin from Greek duskrasia ‘bad combination’, from dus- ‘bad’ + krasis ‘mixture’.