Friday, August 17, 2012
Definitions for phthisis
- A wasting away.
- Pulmonary tuberculosis; consumption.
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Citations for phthisis
At last Sister Hyacinthe began to speak of the immediate and complete cures of phthisis, and this was the triumph, the healing of that terrible disease which ravages humanity…
Apoplexy is no longer to be feared, but phthisis is there. Social phthisis is called misery.
Origin of phthisis
Phthisis comes from the Greek root phthí which meant "to decay."