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