Pott's disease
noun Etymology: Percivall Pott died 1788 English surgeon Date: 1835 tuberculosis of the spine with destruction of bone resulting in curvature of the spine

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  • Pott's disease — Pott s dis*ease (Med.) Caries of the vertebr[ae], frequently resulting in curvature of the spine and paralysis of the lower extremities; so named from Percival Pott, an English surgeon. [1913 Webster] {Pott s fracture}, a fracture of the lower… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pott's disease — Pott s′ disease [[t]pɒts[/t]] n. pat caries of the bodies of the vertebrae, often resulting in marked curvature of the spine • Etymology: 1825–35; after Percival Pott (1714–88), British surgeon, who described it …   From formal English to slang

  • Pott's disease — [päts′] n. [after Percival Pott (1714 88), Eng surgeon] tuberculous caries of the vertebrae, resulting in curvature of the spine …   English World dictionary

  • Pott's disease — An old term for tuberculosis of the spine that caused softening and collapse of the vertebrae, often resulting in kyphosis, a hunchback deformity, which was called Pott s curvature. Named for the English surgeon Sir John Percivall Pott (1714… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pott's disease — noun TB of the spine with destruction of vertebrae resulting in curvature of the spine • Hypernyms: ↑tuberculosis, ↑TB, ↑T.B. * * * ˈpäts noun Usage: usually capitalized P Etymology: after Percivall Pott died 1788 English surgeon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pott's disease — Rachialgia Ra chi*al gi*a (r[=a] k[i^]*[a^]l j[i^]*[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ra chis backbone + a lgos pain.] (Med.) A painful affection of the spine; especially, {Pott s disease}; also, formerly, lead colic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pott's disease — /pots/, Pathol. caries of the bodies of the vertebrae, often resulting in marked curvature of the spine, and usually associated with a tuberculosis infection. [1825 35; named after Percival Pott (1714 88), British surgeon, who described it] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pott's disease — tuberculosis of the backbone. Untreated, it can lead to a hunchback deformity. Treatment is antituberculous chemotherapy and occasionally surgery. [P. Pott (1714–88), British surgeon] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Pott's disease — /ˈpɒts dəziz/ (say pots duhzeez) noun caries of the bodies of the vertebrae, often resulting in marked curvature of the spine, and usually associated with a tuberculosis infection. {named after Percival Pott, 1714–88, English surgeon, who… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pott’s disease — vertebral inflammation …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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