Pott's disease

noun

: tuberculosis of the spine with destruction of bone resulting in curvature of the spine

Examples of Pott's disease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An unidentified man suffering from Pott's disease or extrapulmonary tuberculosis infection of the spine. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 1 Mar. 2012

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Word History

Etymology

Percivall Pott †1788 English surgeon

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pott's disease was in 1835

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“Pott's disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pott%27s%20disease. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

Pott's disease

noun
: tuberculosis of the spine with destruction of bone resulting in curvature of the spine and occasionally in paralysis of the lower extremities

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