phthisic

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tisike, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin phthisicus (suffering from tuberculosis), from Ancient Greek φθισικός (phthisikos, consumptive), from φθίσις (phthisis, tuberculosis, consumption)

Noun[edit]

phthisic (plural phthisics)

  1. (pathology) A wasting illness of the lungs, such as asthma or tuberculosis; phthisis.
  2. (pathology, formerly) Any wasting disease.
  3. A person suffering from phthisis.
  4. Any wasting or shrinking of another body part such as, for example, the eye (phthisis bulbi).

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Adjective[edit]

phthisic (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to phthisis or tuberculosis; tubercular.

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