phthisis

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

Definition of phthisis

plural

phthises

play \ˈthī-ˌsēz, ˈtī-, ˈthi-, ˈti-\
  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

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

Medical Definition of phthisis

plural

phthises

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


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