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Phthisis

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Noun

1. consumption, phthisis, pulmonary tuberculosis, wasting disease, white plague

involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body

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Phthisis

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noun
any disease that causes wasting of the body, esp pulmonary tuberculosis

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Phthisis

see synonyms of phthisis
noun
any wasting disease, as tuberculosis of the lungs

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Phthisis

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n.
1. A disease characterized by the wasting away or atrophy of the body or a part of the body.
2. Tuberculosis of the lungs. No longer in scientific use.

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