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Phthirus Phthir·us (thĭr’əs, thī’rəs)


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  • Phthisic

    [tiz-ik, thiz-] /ˈtɪz ɪk, ˈθɪz-/ Pathology noun 1. a wasting disease of the lungs; phthisis. 2. . 3. a person who suffers from phthisis. adjective 4. pertaining to phthisis; . /ˈθaɪsɪk; ˈfθaɪsɪk; ˈtaɪsɪk/ adjective 1. relating to or affected with phthisis noun 2. another name for asthma adj. late 14c., tysyk “of or pertaining to […]

  • Phthisical

    [tiz-i-kuh l, thiz-] /ˈtɪz ɪ kəl, ˈθɪz-/ adjective 1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or affected by phthisis.

  • Phthisiophobia

    noun a fear of tuberculosis Word Origin phthisis ‘wasting, consumption’

  • Phthisis

    [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 […]

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