Phthisis
Phthisis Phthi"sis, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to pass or waste away: cf. F. phthisie.] (Med.) A wasting or consumption of the tissues. The term was formerly applied to many wasting diseases, but is now usually restricted to pulmonary phthisis, or consumption. See {Consumption}. [1913 Webster]

{Fibroid phthisis}. See under {Fibroid}. [1913 Webster]


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  • phthisis — 1520s, from L.L. phthisis, from Gk. phthisis wasting, consumption, from phthiein to decay, waste away (see PHTHISIC (Cf. phthisic)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Phthisis — (Phthoë, gr.), 1) Auszehrung, s.d. 1) d), die in einem allgemeinen Verderben eines Hauptorgans, bes. in Vereiterung desselben, u. einem dadurch unterhaltenen chronischen Fieber ihren nächsten Grund hat. Man unterscheidet P. pituitōsa… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Phthīsis — (griech., Schwindsucht, lat. Tabes, Consumptio), jede Art von Auszehrung und jede Art von Gewebsschwund, ohne Rücksicht, durch welche Prozesse er zustande kommt. P. bulbi, Augenschwund, s. Augenvereiterung; P. pulmonum, Lungenschwindsucht; P.… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Phthisis — (grch.), Abzehrung, Schwindsucht, krankhafter Zustand, bei dem infolge zehrender Krankheit rasche Abmagerung erfolgt; in der Regel gleichbedeutend mit Lungenschwindsucht (s.d.) gebraucht …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Phthisis — Phthisis, griech., Schwindsucht …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • phthisis — [tī′sis, thī′sis, fthī′sis] n. [L < Gr, a decay < phthiein, to waste away < IE base * gwhthei , to disappear, be destroyed > Sans kṣáyati, (he) destroys] any wasting disease, as tuberculosis of the lungs phthisic [tiz′ik] adj., n.… …   English World dictionary

  • Phthisis — A good trivia or crossword item. A Greek word meaning a dwindling or wasting away. Pronounced thi sis. The tongue twisting name nephronophthisis is derived from nephron + phthisis. The nephron is the fundamental functional unit in the kidney and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Phthisis — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 A15 Tuberkulose der Atmungsorgane, bakteriologisch oder histologisch gesichert A16 Tuberkulose der Atmungsorgane, weder bakteriologisch noch histologisch gesichert …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • phthisis — /thuy sis, tuy /, n. Pathol. 1. a wasting away. 2. pulmonary tuberculosis; consumption. [1515 25; < Gk phthísis lung disease, lit., a wasting away, equiv. to phthí(ein) to decay + sis SIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • phthisis — noun /ˈfθʌɪsɪs,ˈθʌɪsɪs,ˈtʌɪsɪs/ an atrophy of the body or part of the body, especially pulmonary tuberculosis , 1985: Tired from his journey and his chronic lung weakness, which he had saved from turning to phthisis by winter sojourns in Egypt,… …   Wiktionary

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