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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English tisike, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin phthisicus (suffering from tuberculosis), from Ancient Greek φθισικός (phthisikós, consumptive), from φθίσις (phthísis, tuberculosis, consumption)

NounEdit

phthisic (plural phthisics)

  1. (pathology) A wasting illness of the lungs, such as asthma or tuberculosis; phthisis.
  2. (pathology, formerly) Any wasting disease.
  3. A person suffering from phthisis.
  4. Any wasting or shrinking of another body part such as, for example, the eye (phthisis bulbi).

AdjectiveEdit

phthisic (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to phthisis or tuberculosis; tubercular.

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