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phthisic

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noun phthis·ic \ˈti-zik\

Definition of phthisic

phthisic

or

phthisical

play \-zi-kəl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of phthisic

Middle English tisike, from Anglo-French, from Latin phthisicus suffering from tuberculosis, from Greek phthisikos, from phthisis


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

1

phthisic

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noun phthi·sic \ˈtiz-ik, ˈtī-sik\

Medical Definition of phthisic




2

phthisic

adjective phthis·ic

Medical Definition of phthisic

  1. :  of, relating to, or affected with or as if with pulmonary tuberculosis



Variants of phthisic

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phthisical

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