phthisis

  • 1 Phthisis — Phthi sis, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to pass or waste away: cf. F. phthisie.] (Med.) A wasting or consumption of the tissues. The term was formerly applied to many wasting diseases, but is now usually restricted to pulmonary phthisis, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 phthisis — 1520s, from L.L. phthisis, from Gk. phthisis wasting, consumption, from phthiein to decay, waste away (see PHTHISIC (Cf. phthisic)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 Phthisis — (Phthoë, gr.), 1) Auszehrung, s.d. 1) d), die in einem allgemeinen Verderben eines Hauptorgans, bes. in Vereiterung desselben, u. einem dadurch unterhaltenen chronischen Fieber ihren nächsten Grund hat. Man unterscheidet P. pituitōsa… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 4 Phthīsis — (griech., Schwindsucht, lat. Tabes, Consumptio), jede Art von Auszehrung und jede Art von Gewebsschwund, ohne Rücksicht, durch welche Prozesse er zustande kommt. P. bulbi, Augenschwund, s. Augenvereiterung; P. pulmonum, Lungenschwindsucht; P.… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 5 Phthisis — (grch.), Abzehrung, Schwindsucht, krankhafter Zustand, bei dem infolge zehrender Krankheit rasche Abmagerung erfolgt; in der Regel gleichbedeutend mit Lungenschwindsucht (s.d.) gebraucht …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 6 Phthisis — Phthisis, griech., Schwindsucht …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 7 phthisis — [tī′sis, thī′sis, fthī′sis] n. [L < Gr, a decay < phthiein, to waste away < IE base * gwhthei , to disappear, be destroyed > Sans kṣáyati, (he) destroys] any wasting disease, as tuberculosis of the lungs phthisic [tiz′ik] adj., n.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Phthisis — A good trivia or crossword item. A Greek word meaning a dwindling or wasting away. Pronounced thi sis. The tongue twisting name nephronophthisis is derived from nephron + phthisis. The nephron is the fundamental functional unit in the kidney and… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 9 Phthisis — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 A15 Tuberkulose der Atmungsorgane, bakteriologisch oder histologisch gesichert A16 Tuberkulose der Atmungsorgane, weder bakteriologisch noch histologisch gesichert …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 10 phthisis — /thuy sis, tuy /, n. Pathol. 1. a wasting away. 2. pulmonary tuberculosis; consumption. [1515 25; < Gk phthísis lung disease, lit., a wasting away, equiv. to phthí(ein) to decay + sis SIS] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 phthisis — noun /ˈfθʌɪsɪs,ˈθʌɪsɪs,ˈtʌɪsɪs/ an atrophy of the body or part of the body, especially pulmonary tuberculosis , 1985: Tired from his journey and his chronic lung weakness, which he had saved from turning to phthisis by winter sojourns in Egypt,… …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 phthisis — n. 1) any disease resulting in wasting of tissues. Phthisis bulbi is a shrunken eyeball that has lost its function due to disease or damage. 2) a former name for pulmonary tuberculosis …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 13 phthisis — noun (plural phthises) Etymology: Latin, from Greek, from phthinein to waste away; akin to Sanskrit kṣiṇoti he destroys Date: 1526 a progressively wasting or consumptive condition; especially pulmonary tuberculosis …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 Phthisis — Phthi|sis, die; , ...sen (Med.): Phthise …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 15 phthisis — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An infectious disease producing lesions especially of the lungs. No longer in scientific use: consumption (no longer in scientific use), phthisic (no longer in scientific use), tuberculosis, white plague. See HEALTH …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 Phthisis — Phthi|sis 〈f.; Gen.: , Pl.: Phthi|sen; Med.; veraltet〉 Auszehrung infolge einer Erkrankung an Lungentuberkulose; oV [Etym.: grch.] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 17 Phthisis — Phthi|sis vgl. ↑Phthise …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 18 phthisis — phthi·sis || θaɪsɪs , taɪ n. (Pathology) tuberculosis, consumption (type of lung disease) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 phthisis — [ (f)θʌɪsɪs, tʌɪ ] noun archaic pulmonary tuberculosis or a similar progressive wasting disease. Derivatives phthisic adjective phthisical adjective Origin C16: via L. from Gk, from phthinein to decay …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 phthisis — n. (Med.) 1. Consumption, marasmus, emaciation, wasting, atrophy, decline, tabes. 2. Pulmonary consumption, phthisic …

    New dictionary of synonyms