tabescent


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ta·bes·cent

 (tə-bĕs′ənt)
adj.
Progressively wasting away.

[Latin tābēscēns, tābēscent-, present participle of tābēscere, to waste away, inchoative of tābēre, from tābēs, a wasting away.]

ta·bes′cence n.

tabescent

(təˈbɛsənt)
adj
1. (Pathology) progressively emaciating; wasting away
2. (Pathology) of, relating to, or having tabes
[C19: from Latin tābēscere, from tabes]
taˈbescence n
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