Definition: Meaning of, disease in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / dɪˈziːz /

  • noun
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disease diseases
  1. [uncountable and countable] an illness which affects a person, animal, or plant
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  2. [countable] something that is seriously wrong with society or with someone's mind, behaviour etc
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disease used in phrases

  • Addison's disease (noun)
    1. a glandular disorder caused by failure of function of the cortex of the adrenal gland and marked by anaemia and prostration with brownish skin
  • Albers-Schonberg disease (noun)
    1. an inherited disorder characterized by an increase in bone density; in severe forms the bone marrow cavity may be obliterated
  • Albright's disease (noun)
    1. fibrous dysplasia of bone affecting multiple bones
  • Alzheimer's disease (noun)
    1. a disease that affects the brain, especially of old people, and that gradually makes it difficult to move, talk, or remember things [=  dementia]
  • Bang's disease (noun)
    1. an infectious disease of domestic animals often resulting in spontaneous abortion; transmittable to human beings
  • Banti's disease (noun)
    1. a disease characterized by congestion and enlargement of the spleen; accompanied by anaemia or cirrhosis
  • Bornholm disease (noun)
    1. usually in the chest an acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain
  • Bosin's disease (noun)
    1. a rare chronic progressive encephalitis caused by the measles virus and occurring primarily in children and young adults; death usually occurs within three years; characterized by primary measles infection before the age of two years
  • Bright's disease (noun)
    1. an inflammation of the kidney
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (noun)
    1. especially new and unusual diseases a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services; located in Atlanta; investigates and diagnoses and tries to control or prevent diseases
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