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tabes

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noun ta·bes \ˈtā-(ˌ)bēz\

Definition of tabes

plural

tabes

  1. :  wasting accompanying a chronic disease

tabetic

play \tə-ˈbe-tik\ adjective or noun


Origin and Etymology of tabes

Latin, wasting disease, decay, from tabēre to decay — more at thaw


First Known Use: 1651

Rhymes with tabes


Medical Dictionary

tabes

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noun ta·bes \ˈtā-(ˌ)bēz\

Medical Definition of tabes

plural

tabes

  1. 1:  wasting accompanying a chronic disease

  2. 2:  tabes dorsalis




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