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phthisis

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noun phthi·sis \ˈthī-səs, ˈtī-, ˈthi-, ˈti-\

Definition of phthisis

plural phthises play \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  a progressively wasting or consumptive condition; especially :  pulmonary tuberculosis



Origin of phthisis

Latin, from Greek, from phthinein to waste away; akin to Sanskrit kṣiṇoti he destroys


First Known Use: 1526


Medical Dictionary

noun phthi·sis \ˈt(h)ī-səs, ˈt(h)is-əs\

Medical Definition of phthisis

plural phthises \ˈt(h)ī-ˌsēz, ˈt(h)is-ˌēz\play play

  1. :  a progressively wasting or consumptive condition; especially :  pulmonary tuberculosis




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