Pott's disease

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Pott's disease

 (pŏts)
n.
Tuberculosis of the spine, leading, if untreated, to destruction of the vertebral bones, curvature of the spine, and paraplegia.

[After Percival Pott (1714-1788), British surgeon.]

Pott's disease

(pɒts)
n
(Pathology) a disease of the spine, usually caused by tubercular infection and characterized by weakening and gradual disintegration of the vertebrae and the intervertebral discs
[C18: named after Percivall Pott (1714–88), English surgeon]

Pott's′ disease`

(pɒts)

n.
caries of the bodies of the vertebrae, often resulting in marked curvature of the spine.
[1825–35; after Percival Pott (1714–88), British surgeon, who described it]
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Noun1.Pott's disease - TB of the spine with destruction of vertebrae resulting in curvature of the spinePott's disease - TB of the spine with destruction of vertebrae resulting in curvature of the spine
T.B., tuberculosis, TB - infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)