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  • bit — There are three distinct nouns bit in English, but the two most ancient ones are probably both related ultimately to the verb bite. Bit as in ‘drill bit’ [OE] originally meant simply ‘bite’ or ‘biting’. The Old English word, bite, came from… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • diabetes — /daɪəˈbitiz / (say duyuh beeteez) noun 1. Also, diabetes mellitus. a disease in which the production of insulin in the pancreas is impaired (type 1 diabetes), or the body s ability to use the insulin produced is impaired (type 2 diabetes); sugar… …   Australian English dictionary

  • diabetes insipidus — /daɪəbitiz ɪnˈsɪpədəs/ (say duyuhbeeteez in sipuhduhs) noun → diabetes (def. 2). {New Latin: insipid diabetes} …   Australian English dictionary

  • diabetes mellitus — /daɪəbitiz məˈlaɪtəs/ (say duyuhbeeteez muh luytuhs) noun → diabetes (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • gestational diabetes — /dʒɛsˌteɪʃənəl daɪəˈbitiz/ (say jes.tayshuhnuhl duyuh beeteez) noun the development of diabetes in a pregnant woman who was not previously diabetic …   Australian English dictionary

  • juvenile diabetes — /ˌdʒuvənaɪl daɪəˈbitiz/ (say .joohvuhnuyl duyuh beeteez) noun type 1 diabetes. See diabetes (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • sugar diabetes — /ʃʊgə daɪəˈbitiz/ (say shooguh duyuh beeteez) noun → diabetes (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • water diabetes — /wɔtə daɪəˈbitiz/ (say wawtuh duyuh beeteez) noun → diabetes (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

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