phthisis

noun
phthi·​sis | \ˈthī-səs, ˈtī-, ˈthi-, ˈti- \
plural phthises\ˈthī-​ˌsēz, ˈtī-​, ˈthi-​, ˈti-​ \

Definition of phthisis 

: a progressively wasting or consumptive condition especially : pulmonary tuberculosis

First Known Use of phthisis

1526, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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 \
plural phthises\ˈt(h)ī-​ˌsēz, ˈt(h)is-​ˌēz \

Medical Definition of phthisis 

: a progressively wasting or consumptive condition especially : pulmonary tuberculosis

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