1. [ noun ] (medicine,genetics) diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria
Synonyms: diabetes_mellitus

"when doctors say `diabetes' they usually mean `diabetes mellitus'"

Related terms: diabetes chemical_diabetes nonketoacidosis_prone ketoacidosis_prone_diabetes
2. [ noun ] a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter
Synonyms: decimeter decimetre
Related terms: metric_linear_unit meter centimeter