pott disease

Pott's disease

[pots]
noun Pathology.
caries of the bodies of the vertebrae, often resulting in marked curvature of the spine, and usually associated with a tuberculosis infection.

Origin:
1825–35; named after Percival Pott (1714–88), British surgeon, who described it

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Pott's disease (pɒts)
 
n
a disease of the spine, usually caused by tubercular infection and characterized by weakening and gradual disintegration of the vertebrae and the intervertebral discs
 
[C18: named after Percivall Pott (1714--88), English surgeon]

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Pott's disease n.
See tuberculous spondylitis.

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