HyperDic: phthisis

English > 1 sense of the word phthisis:
NOUNstatephthisis, pulmonary tuberculosis, consumption, wasting disease, white plagueinvolving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
English > phthisis: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningInvolving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body.
Synonymspulmonary tuberculosis, consumption, wasting disease, white plague
Broadertuberculosis, TB, T.B.infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages / stages)
Spanishtisis, tuberculosis, tuberculosis pulmonar
Catalantisi, tuberculosi, tuberculosi pulmonar

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