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phthi·sis(thī′sĭs, tī′-, thĭs′ĭs, tĭs′-)
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.]
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phthisis(ˈθaɪsɪs; ˈfθaɪ-; ˈtaɪ-)
(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]
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any disease causing a wasting away of part or all of the body, especially tuberculosis; consumption. — phthisic, phthisical, adj.See also: Disease and Illness
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phthisis[ˈθaɪsɪs] N → tisis f
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