phthisis

noun phthi·sis \ ˈthī-səs , ˈtī- , ˈthi- , ˈti- \

Definition of phthisis

plural phthises play \ˈthī-ˌsēz, ˈtī-, ˈthi-, ˈti-\
: a progressively wasting or consumptive condition; especially : pulmonary tuberculosis

Origin and Etymology of phthisis

Latin, from Greek, from phthinein to waste away; akin to Sanskrit kṣiṇoti he destroys


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phthisis

noun phthi·sis \ ˈt(h)ī-səs , ˈt(h)is-əs \

medical Definition of phthisis

plural phthises play \ˈt(h)ī-ˌsēz, ˈt(h)is-ˌēz\
: a progressively wasting or consumptive condition; especially : pulmonary tuberculosis

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