Dys- to Dziggetai
(Dys-) An inseparable prefix, fr. the Greek hard, ill, and signifying ill, bad, hard, difficult, and the
like; cf. the prefixes, Skr. dus-, Goth. tuz-, OHG. zur-, G. zer-, AS. to-, Icel. tor-, Ir. do-.
(||Dys`æs*the"si*a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. dys- ill, bad + to perceive, to feel.] (Med.) Impairment of
any of the senses, esp. of touch.
(||Dys*cra"si*a) n. [NL. dyscrasia, fr. Gr. dyskrasi`a; dys- bad + kra^sis mixture, fr. keranny`nai
to mix: cf. F. dycrasie.] (Med.) An ill habit or state of the constitution; formerly regarded as dependent
on a morbid condition of the blood and humors.
(Dys"cra*site) n. [Gr. dys- bad + compound.] (Min.) A mineral consisting of antimony
(Dys"cra*sy) n.; pl. Discrasies Dycrasia.
Sin is a cause of dycrasies and distempers.Jer. Taylor.
(Dys`en*ter"ic Dys`en*ter"ic*al) a. [L. dysentericus, Gr. cf. F. dysentérigue.] Of or pertaining
to dysentery; having dysentery; as, a dysenteric patient. "Dysenteric symptoms." Copland.
(Dys"en*ter*y) n. [L. dysenteria, Gr. dys- ill, bad + pl. intestines, fr. 'ento`s within, fr. in,
akin to E. in: cf. F. dysenterie. See Dys, and In.] (Med.) A disease attended with inflammation and
ulceration of the colon and rectum, and characterized by griping pains, constant desire to evacuate the
bowels, and the discharge of mucus and blood.
When acute, dysentery is usually accompanied with high fevers. It occurs epidemically, and is believed
to be communicable through the medium of the alvine discharges.
(Dys`ge*nes"ic) a. Not procreating or breeding freely; as, one race may be dysgenesic with
respect to another. Darwin.
(||Dys*gen"e*sis) n. [Pref. dys- + genesis.] (Biol.) A condition of not generating or
breeding freely; infertility; a form of homogenesis in which the hybrids are sterile among themselves, but
are fertile with members of either parent race.
(Dys`lo*gis"tic) a. [Gr. dys- ill, bad, + discourse, fr. to speak.] Unfavorable; not commendatory;
opposed to eulogistic.
There is no course of conduct for which dyslogistic or eulogistic epithets may be found.J. F. Stephen.
The paternity of dyslogistic no bantling, but now almost a centenarian is adjudged to that genius
of common sense, Jeremy Bentham.Fitzed. Hall.
(Dys"lu*ite) n. [Gr. dys- ill, hard + to loose, dissolve.] (Min.) A variety of the zinc spinel or
(Dys"ly*sin) n. [Gr. dys- ill, hard + a loosing.] (Physiol. Chem.) A resinous substance formed
in the decomposition of cholic acid of bile; so called because it is difficult to solve.
(||Dys*men`or*rhe"a) n. [Gr. dys- ill, hard + month + to flow.] (Med.) Difficult and
(Dys"no*my) n. [Gr. dys- ill, bad + law.] Bad legislation; the enactment of bad laws. Cockeram.
(Dys"o*dile) n. [Gr. ill smell, from ill-smelling; dys- ill, bad + to smell.] (Min.) An impure earthy
or coaly bitumen, which emits a highly fetid odor when burning.