diabetes mel·li·tus /-ˈmɛlətəs/
diabetes mel·li·tus /-ˈmɛlətəs/ 名詞
di·a·be·tes n. Med. Any of several diseases which is attended with a persistent, excessive discharge of urine; when used without qualification, the term usually refers to diabetes mellitus. The most common form is diabetes mellitus, in which the urine is not only increased in quantity, but contains saccharine matter, and the condition if untreated is generally fatal.
n : diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of
insulin and characterized by polyuria; "when doctors say
`diabetes' they usually mean `diabetes mellitus'" [syn: DM]