Phthisic Definition

noun

(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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adjective

Of or relating to phthisis or tuberculosis; tubercular.

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Other Word Forms of Phthisic

Noun

Singular:
phthisic
Plural:
phthisics

Origin of Phthisic

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

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