tabes

tabes

[tey-beez]
noun Pathology.
1.
a gradually progressive emaciation.

Origin:
1645–55; < Latin tābēs wasting, decay, akin to tābēre to waste away

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tabes (ˈteɪbiːz)
 
n , pl tabes
1.  a wasting of a bodily organ or part
2.  short for tabes dorsalis
 
[C17: from Latin: a wasting away]
 
tabetic
 
adj

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tabes ta·bes (tā'bēz)
n. pl. tabes

  1. Progressive bodily wasting or emaciation.

  2. Tabes dorsalis.


ta·bes'cence (tə-běs'əns) n.
ta·bes'cent adj.
ta·bet'ic (tə-bět'ĭk) adj.
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