phthisis definition

  • noun:
    • an illness characterized by the wasting away or atrophy of this human anatomy or part of the body.
    • Tuberculosis for the lung area. No further in scientific use.
    • An atrophy associated with the body or area of the body, specifically pulmonary tuberculosis.
    • A wasting or usage of the areas. The definition of had been formerly applied to numerous wasting conditions, it is now generally restricted to pulmonary phthisis, or consumption. See usage.
    • A disease of the lung area, characterized by modern consolidation of pulmonary muscle, with wearing down and development of cavities.
    • concerning the lungs with progressive wasting for the human anatomy

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