phthisic

noun
phthis·​ic | \ ˈti-zik How to pronounce phthisic (audio) \

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Other Words from phthisic

phthisic or phthisical \ ˈti-​zi-​kəl How to pronounce phthisical (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of phthisic

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phthisic

Middle English tisike, from Anglo-French, from Latin phthisicus suffering from tuberculosis, from Greek phthisikos, from phthisis

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“Phthisic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phthisic. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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phthisic

noun
phthi·​sic | \ ˈtiz-ik How to pronounce phthisic (audio) , ˈtī-sik How to pronounce phthisic (audio) \

Medical Definition of phthisic

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phthisic

adjective
variants: or phthisical \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce phthisical (audio) \

Medical Definition of phthisic (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or affected with or as if with pulmonary tuberculosis

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