phthisic

phthisic

[tiz-ik, thiz-] Pathology.
noun
1.
a wasting disease of the lungs; phthisis.
3.
a person who suffers from phthisis.
adjective
4.
pertaining to phthisis; phthisical.

Origin:
1300–50; < Latin phthisicus < Greek phthisikós (see phthisis, -ic); replacing Middle English tisike < Medieval Latin (p)tisicus; Latin, as above

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phthisic (ˈθaɪsɪk, ˈfθaɪsɪk, ˈtaɪsɪk)
 
adj
1.  relating to or affected with phthisis
 
n
2.  another name for asthma
 
[C14: from Old French tisike, from Latin phthisicus, from Greek phthisikos; see phthisis]
 
'phthisical
 
adj

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phthisic
mid-14c., tysyk "of or pertaining to a wasting disease," from O.Fr. tisike (11c.), from V.L. phthisis, from L. phthisis, from Gk. phthisis, from phthinein "to waste away," from root *phthi-, related to Skt. ksitih "destruction," ksinati "perishes."
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