Phthisic meaning

tĭzĭk, thĭz-
(pathology) A wasting illness of the lungs, such as asthma or tuberculosis; phthisis.
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(pathology, formerly) Any wasting disease.
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A person suffering from phthisis.
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Any wasting or shrinking of another body part such as, for example, the eye (phthisis bulbi).
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Of or relating to phthisis or tuberculosis; tubercular.
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Origin of phthisic

  • Middle English ptisike from Old French ptisique from phthisicus consumptive from Greek phthisikos from phthisis wasting away, consumption phthisis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary