tabes

noun
ta·​bes | \ ˈtā-(ˌ)bēz How to pronounce tabes (audio) \
plural tabes

Definition of tabes

: wasting accompanying a chronic disease

Other Words from tabes

tabetic \ tə-​ˈbe-​tik How to pronounce tabetic (audio) \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of tabes

1651, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tabes

Latin, wasting disease, decay, from tabēre to decay — more at thaw

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The first known use of tabes was in 1651

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“Tabes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tabes. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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tabes

noun
ta·​bes | \ ˈtā-(ˌ)bēz How to pronounce tabes (audio) \
plural tabes

Medical Definition of tabes

1 : wasting accompanying a chronic disease

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