catabasis

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catabasis

(kəˈtæbəsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. a descent or downward movement
2. (Pathology) the decline of a disease
catabatic adj
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anabasis, catabasis - An anabasis is a military expedition and a catabasis is the retreat of an army.
See also related terms for retreat.
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catabasis

the tapering-off of a disease. — catabatic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
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