Pott's disease

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

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pott%27s%20disease. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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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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