phthisis[tī′sis, t̸hī′-, ft̸hī′-]
Origin of phthisisClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek a decay ; from phthiein, to waste away ; from Indo-European base an unverified form gwhthei-, to disappear, be destroyed from source Sanskrit kṣáyati, (he) destroys
- A disease characterized by the wasting away or atrophy of the body or a part of the body.
- Tuberculosis of the lungs. No longer in scientific use.
Origin of phthisisLatin, from Greek, from phthinein, to waste away.
From Latin phthisis, from Ancient Greek Ï†Î¸Î¯ÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (phthisis, â€œconsumption, decline, wasting awayâ€), from Ï†Î¸Î¯Ï‰ (phthiÅ, â€œI waste awayâ€).