||Diabetes mellitus[NL., sweet diabetes], that form of diabetes in which the urine contains saccharine matter.||Diabetes insipidus[NL., lit., diabetes], the form of diabetes in which the urine contains no abnormal constituent.

(Di`a*bet"ic Di`a*bet"ic*al) a. Pertaining to diabetes; as, diabetic or diabetical treatment. Quian.

Diabetic sugar. (Chem.) Same as Dextrose.

(||Dia`ble*rie" Di*ab"le*y) n. [F. diablerie, fr. diable devil, L. diabolus. See Devil.] Devilry; sorcery or incantation; a diabolical deed; mischief.

(Dey) n.; pl. Deys [Turk. dai, orig., a maternal uncle, then a friendly title formerly given to middle- aged or old people, especially among the Janizaries; and hence, in Algiers, consecrated at length to the commanding officer of that corps, who frequently became afterward pasha or regent of that province; hence the European misnomer of dey, as applied to the latter: cf. F. dey.] The governor of Algiers; — so called before the French conquest in 1830.

(Deye) v. i. To die. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Deyn"te, Deyn"tee) , n. & a. See Dainty. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(De*zinc`i*fi*ca"tion) n. The act or process of freeing from zinc; also, the condition resulting from the removal of zinc.

(De*zinc"i*fy) v. t. [Pref. de- + zinc + -fy.] To deprive of, or free from, zinc.

(||Dhole) n. (Zoöl.) A fierce, wild dog found in the mountains of India. It is remarkable for its propensity to hunt the tiger and other wild animals in packs.

(||Dho"ny) n. A Ceylonese boat. See Doni.

(||Dhoor"ra, ||Dhour"ra, or Dhur"ra) n. Indian millet. See Durra.

(||Dhow) n. [Ar. dao?] A coasting vessel of Arabia, East Africa, and the Indian Ocean. It has generally but one mast and a lateen sail. [Also written dow.]

(Di-) [Gr. di`s- twice; akin to two, L. bis twice. See Two, and cf. Bi-, Dia-. The L. pref. dis- sometimes assumes the form di-. See Dis-.] A prefix, signifying twofold, double, twice; (Chem.) denoting two atoms, radicals, groups, or equivalents, as the case may be. See Bi-, 2.

(Di"a- Di-). [Gr. dia` through; orig., dividing into two parts; akin to two. See Two, and cf. 1st Di-.] A prefix denoting through; also, between, apart, asunder, across. Before a vowel dia-becomes di-; as, diactinic; dielectric, etc.

(Di"a*base) n. [F. diabase, fr. Gr. a crossing or passing over, fr. + to go; — so called by Brongniart, because it passes over to diorite.] (Min.) A basic, dark-colored, holocrystalline, igneous rock, consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar and pyroxene with magnetic iron; — often limited to rocks pretertiary in age. It includes part of what was early called greenstone.

(Di*ab`a*te"ri*al) a. [Gr. (sc. ) offerings before crossing the border, fr. to pass over. See Diabase.] Passing over the borders. [R.] Mitford.

(Di`a*be"tes) n. [NL., from Gr. fr. to pass or cross over. See Diabase.] (Med.) A disease which is attended with a persistent, excessive discharge of urine. Most frequently the urine is not only increased in quantity, but contains saccharine matter, in which case the disease is generally fatal.

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