phthisis


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phthi·sis

 (thī′sĭs, tī′-, thĭs′ĭs, tĭs′-)
n.
1. A disease characterized by the wasting away or atrophy of the body or a part of the body.
2. Tuberculosis of the lungs. No longer in scientific use.

[Latin, from Greek, from phthinein, to waste away.]

phthisis

(ˈθaɪsɪs; ˈfθaɪ-; ˈtaɪ-)
n
(Pathology) any disease that causes wasting of the body, esp pulmonary tuberculosis
[C16: via Latin from Greek: a wasting away, from phthinein to waste away]

phthisis

any disease causing a wasting away of part or all of the body, especially tuberculosis; consumption. — phthisic, phthisical, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phthisis - involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the bodyphthisis - involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
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)

phthisis

noun
An infectious disease producing lesions especially of the lungs.No longer in scientific use:
consumption (no longer in scientific use), phthisic (no longer in scientific use), tuberculosis, white plague.
Translations

phthisis

[ˈθaɪsɪs] Ntisis f

phthisis

nSchwindsucht f, → (Lungen)tuberkulose f
References in classic literature ?
If, in place of the characteristic monuments which we have just described, we examine the general aspect of art from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, we notice the same phenomena of decay and phthisis.
The elder woman gave the family history, father and mother had died of phthisis, a brother and a sister, these two were the only ones left.
The cause of phthisis may have been corneal perforation with subsequent inflammation and remodeling, or because of chronic uveitis.
Anyhow there are endless fairy tale passages, & particularly the food is always fairy tale--& no wonder she got phthisis if she tried to live on it, which isn't altogether unlikely.
The young man hesitated in proposing marriage, which actually would have been impossible as the young lady was a Catholic, but, anyway, this episode was thought to have affected his health, as Ruskin reacts at Adele's marriage with a phthisis crisis and embarks rapidly for Italy.
Staniforth suffered from phthisis and his health deteriorated in December 1921.
In the 'highly commended' category, the judging panel selected images that included a vitreous haemorrhage, gyrate atrophy, corneal opacification with neovascularistion, phthisis bulbi, and central serous retinopathy.
Phthisis products are developed and manufactured in the USA to ISO 13485 standards in a QSR and cGMP compliant facility and are designated as general purpose reagents.
101 (November 2011): 35-52; Bradley Bowden and Beris Penrose, "Dust, Contractors, Politics and Silicosis: Conflicting Narratives and the Queensland Royal Commission into Miners' Phthisis, 1911," Australian Historical Studies 27, no.
Through their conversation, Molahlehi realises that the man is suffering from phthisis.
He died three years later at his mother's home in Banbury, Oxfordshire, of phthisis, which is more commonly known as tuberculosis.
Up to one quadrant of subretinal fuid may be present Group E -- very high risk Eyes that have been destroyed anatomically or functionally by the tumour Eyes with one or more of the following: irreversible neovascular glaucoma, massive intra-ocular haemorrhage, aseptic orbital cellulitis, tumour anterior to the anterior vitreous face, tumour touching the lens, difuse infltrating retinoblastoma, phthisis and pre-phthisis