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phthisis

 [thi´sis; ti´sis]
wasting of the body.
phthisis bul´bi shrinkage of the eyeball.
grinder's phthisis a combination of tuberculosis and pneumoconiosis occurring in grinders in the cutlery trade.
miner's phthisis pneumoconiosis of coal workers.

phthi·sis

(tī'sis),
A wasting disease, especially pulmonary tuberculosis.
[G., a wasting]

phthisis

/phthi·sis/ (thi´sis) (ti´sis) a wasting of the body.

phthisis

(thī′sĭs, tī′-, thĭs′ĭs, tĭs′-)
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.

phthisis

[tis′is, thī′sis]
Etymology: Gk, phthisis, wasting away
any wasting disease involving all or part of the body, such as pulmonary tuberculosis.

phthisis

An older term little used in the working medical parlance for:
(1) Tuberculosis; 
(2) Any chronic progressive disease or condition characterised by generalised emaciation or local tissue atrophy or loss—e.g., AIDS, cancer.

phthisis

Wasting or consumption. An outmoded term for pulmonary TUBERCULOSIS.

phthisis

1. a wasting of the body.
2. tuberculosis.

phthisis bulbi
shrinkage of the eyeball.