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Pott's disease

[pots] /pɒts/
noun, Pathology
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 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for potts-disease

Pott's disease

a disease of the spine, usually caused by tubercular infection and characterized by weakening and gradual disintegration of the vertebrae and the intervertebral discs
Word Origin
C18: named after Percivall Pott (1714–88), English surgeon
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potts-disease in Medicine

Pott's disease n.
See tuberculous spondylitis.

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