(Dys*pep"si*a Dys*pep"sy) [L. dyspepsia, Gr. fr. hard to digest; dys- ill, hard + to cook, digest; akin
to E. cook: cf. F. dyspepsie. See Dys-, and 3d Cook.] (Med.) A kind of indigestion; a state of the
stomach in which its functions are disturbed, without the presence of other diseases, or, if others are
present, they are of minor importance. Its symptoms are loss of appetite, nausea, heartburn, acrid or
fetid eructations, a sense of weight or fullness in the stomach, etc. Dunglison.
(Dys*pep"tic Dys*pep"tic*al) a. Pertaining to dyspepsia; having dyspepsia; as, a dyspeptic or
(Dys*pep"tic), n. A person afflicted with dyspepsia.
(Dys*pep"tone) n. [Pref. dys- + peptone.] (Physiol. Chem.) An insoluble albuminous
body formed from casein and other proteid substances by the action of gastric juice. Meissner.
(||Dys*pha"gi*a Dys"pha*gy) n. [NL. dysphagia, fr. Gr. dys- ill, hard + to eat.] (Med.)
Difficulty in swallowing.
(||Dys*pho"ni*a Dys"pho*ny) n. [NL. dysphonia, Gr. dys- ill, hard + sound, voice: cf. F.
dysphonie.] (Med.) A difficulty in producing vocal sounds; enfeebled or depraved voice.
(||Dys*pho"ri*a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. fr. hard to bear; dys- ill, hard + fe`rein to bear: cf. F. dysphorie.]
(Med.) Impatience under affliction; morbid restlessness; dissatisfaction; the fidgets.
(||Dysp*n"a) n. [L., fr. Gr. fr. short of breath; pref. dys- ill, hard + breathing, to blow, breathe: cf.
F. dyspnée.] (Med.) Difficulty of breathing.
(Dysp*no"ic) a. (Med.) Affected with shortness of breath; relating to dyspna.
(Dys*te`le*ol"o*gy) n. [Pref. dys- + teleology.] (Biol.) The doctrine of purposelessness; a
term applied by Haeckel to that branch of physiology which treats of rudimentary organs, in view of their
being useless to the life of the organism.
To the doctrine of dysteleology, or the denial of final causes, a proof of the real existence of such a
thing as instinct must necessarily be fatal.Word (Dynamic Sociology).
(||Dys*to"ci*a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. dys- ill, hard + to`kos delivery.] (Med.) Difficult delivery pr
(Dys"tome) a. [Gr. dys- ill, hard + tomo`s cutting, diate`mnein to cut.] (Min.) Cleaving with
Datolite was called dystome spar by Mohs.
(||Dys*u"ri*a Dys"u*ry) n. [L. dysuria, Gr. dys- + urine: cf. F. dysurie.] (Med.) Difficult or
painful discharge of urine.
(Dys*u"ric) a. [Gr. : cf. F. dysurique.] Pertaining to, or afflicted with, dysury.
(Dze"ren Dze"ron) n. (Zoöl.) The Chinese yellow antelope a remarkably swift-footed animal,
inhabiting the deserts of Central Asia, Thibet, and China.
(Dzig"ge*tai) n. (Zoöl.) The kiang, a wild horse or wild ass of Thibet (Asinus hemionus).
The name is sometimes applied also to the koulan or onager. See Koulan.