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Meaning of PHTHISIS

Pronunciation:  'thIsis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
 

PHTHISIS is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: consumption, pulmonary tuberculosis, wasting disease, white plague
 
 See Also: T.B., TB, tuberculosis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Phthi"sis\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to pass or waste
away: cf. F. phthisie.] (Med.)
A wasting or consumption of the tissues. The term was
formerly applied to many wasting diseases, but is now usually
restricted to pulmonary phthisis, or consumption. See
{Consumption}.

{Fibroid phthisis}. See under {Fibroid}.

 

 

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