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Meaning of POTT'S DISEASE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  TB of the spine with destruction of vertebrae resulting in curvature of the spine
 
 See Also: T.B., TB, tuberculosis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pott's" dis*ease"\ (Med.)
Caries of the vertebr[ae], frequently resulting in curvature
of the spine and paralysis of the lower extremities; -- so
named from Percival Pott, an English surgeon.

{Pott's fracture}, a fracture of the lower end of the fibula,
   with displacement of the tibia. --Dunglison.

 

 

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