noun \ˈti-zik\

Definition of PHTHISIC

:  phthisis
phthisic or phthis·i·cal \-zi-kəl\ adjective

Origin of PHTHISIC

Middle English tisike, from Anglo-French, from Latin phthisicus suffering from tuberculosis, from Greek phthisikos, from phthisis
First Known Use: 14th century


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