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phthisis

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

Definition of PHTHISIS

:  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
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phthisis

noun phthi·sis \ˈt(h)ī-səs, ˈt(h)is-əs\
plural phthi·ses \ˈt(h)ī-ˌsēz, ˈt(h)is-ˌēz\

Medical Definition of PHTHISIS

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

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