tabes

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ta·bes

 (tā′bēz)
n. pl. tabes
1. Progressive bodily wasting or emaciation.
2. Tabes dorsalis.

[Latin tābēs.]

ta·bet′ic (tə-bĕt′ĭk) adj.

tabes

(ˈteɪbiːz)
n, pl tabes
1. (Pathology) a wasting of a bodily organ or part
2. (Pathology) short for tabes dorsalis
[C17: from Latin: a wasting away]
tabetic adj

ta•bes

(ˈteɪ biz)

n.
1. a gradually progressive emaciation.
[1645–55; < Latin tābēs wasting, decay, akin to tābēre to waste away]
ta•bet•ic (təˈbɛt ɪk) adj., n.
tab•id (ˈtæb ɪd) adj.

tabes

any disease that wastes the body; atrophy. — tabetic, n., adj.
See also: Body, Human
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tabes - wasting of the body during a chronic disease
atrophy, wasting away, wasting - a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
Translations

ta·bes

n. tabes, deterioro progresivo del organismo o de una parte del mismo debido a una enfermedad crónica.