Pott's disease

noun
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Definition of Pott's disease

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

First Known Use of Pott's disease

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Pott's disease

Percivall Pott †1788 English surgeon

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“Pott's disease.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pott%27s%20disease. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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Pott's disease

noun
\ ˈpäts- How to pronounce Pott's disease (audio) \

Medical Definition of Pott's disease

: 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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