Latin, meaning: consumption, tuberculosus.
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Literally, means a wasting disease but almost invariably will mean pulmonary tuberculosis - Any debilitating lung or throat affections; a severe cough; asthma
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Phthisis: A good trivia or crossword item. An over-consonanted Greek word meaning 'a dwindling or wasting away.' Pronounced TIE-sis. Phthisis is an archaic name for tuberculosis. A person afflicted with tuberculosis in the old days was destined to dwindle and waste away like Mimi, the heroine of Puc...
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Phthi'sis noun [ Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to pass or waste away: confer French phthisie .] (Medicine) A wasting or consumption of the tissues. The term was formerly applied to many wasting diseases, but is now usually restricted to pu...
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(thi´sis) (ti´sis) wasting of the body. phthisis bulbi shrinkage of the eyeball.
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• (n.) A wasting or consumption of the tissues. The term was formerly applied to many wasting diseases, but is now usually restricted to pulmonary phthisis, or consumption. See Consumption.
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phthisis, phthisic 1. A disease characterized by the wasting away or atrophy of the body or a part of the body. 2. A wasting disease; especially, pulmonary tuberculosis of the lungs. The term was formerly applied to many wasting diseases, but is now usually restricted to pulmonary phthisis, or con...
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Phthsis is a name for any disease that causes wasting of the body, but the term is especially applied to pulmonary tuberculosis.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: tī′sis Definitions: 1. A wasting disease, especially pulmonary tuberculosis.
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An old term for pulmonary tuberculosis, also called marasmus in the mid-nineteenth century, Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that is usually caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Infection may result from inhalation of minute droplets of infected sputum which are given off by cough...
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1) Consumption 2) Latin
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