id|i|o|syn|cra|sy «IHD ee uh SIHNG kruh see, -SIHN-», noun, plural -sies.
1. a personal peculiarity as of taste, behavior, or opinion: »

One of his idiosyncrasies was eating hamburger for breakfast.

2. Medicine. a constitutional peculiarity that causes an unusual reaction to a drug, treatment, or the like.
[< Greek idiosynkrāsíā < ídios one's own + sýnkrāsis temperament < sýn together + krâsis a mixing < kras-, stem of kerann to mix]

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