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Archaic Variant of phthisis.
[Middle English ptisike, from Old French ptisique, from phthisicus, consumptive, from Greek phthisikos, from phthisis, wasting away, consumption; see phthisis.]
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phthisic(ˈθaɪsɪk; ˈfθaɪsɪk; ˈtaɪsɪk)
(Pathology) relating to or affected with phthisis
(Pathology) another name for asthma
[C14: from Old French tisike, from Latin phthisicus, from Greek phthisikos; see phthisis]
ˈphthisical, ˈphthisicky adj
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