Phthisis

Definition of Phthisis

Phthi´sis
n.1.(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.

Related Words

consumption, pulmonary tuberculosis, T.B., TB, tuberculosis, wasting disease, white plague
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