[tiz-i-kuh l, thiz-] /ˈtɪz ɪ kəl, ˈθɪz-/
pertaining to, of the nature of, or affected by phthisis.
noun a fear of tuberculosis Word Origin phthisis ‘wasting, consumption’
[thahy-sis, tahy-] /ˈθaɪ sɪs, ˈtaɪ-/ noun, Pathology. 1. a wasting away. 2. pulmonary tuberculosis; consumption. /ˈθaɪsɪs; ˈfθaɪ-; ˈtaɪ-/ noun 1. any disease that causes wasting of the body, esp pulmonary tuberculosis n. 1520s, from Late Latin phthisis “consumption,” from Greek phthisis “wasting, consumption; perishing, decay; waxing,” from phthiein “to decay, waste away,” from PIE root […]
Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Public Health Training Network