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phthisis

  

      n   any disease that causes wasting of the body, esp. pulmonary tuberculosis  
     (C16: via Latin from Greek: a wasting away, from phthinein to waste away)  
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tuberculosis  
      n   a communicable disease caused by infection with the tubercle bacillus, most frequently affecting the lungs (pulmonary tuberculosis),   (Also called)    consumption, phthisis            (Abbrev.)    TB  
     (C19: from New Latin; see tubercle, -osis)  


phthisis         
      n   any disease that causes wasting of the body, esp. pulmonary tuberculosis  
     (C16: via Latin from Greek: a wasting away, from phthinein to waste away)  

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