Origin of phthisis
Examples from the Web for phthisis
His face lengthens, grows pale and bearded, with sunken eyes, the blotches of phthisis and hectic cheekbones of John F. Taylor.Ulysses|James Joyce
During recent years it has been discovered that the symptoms of phthisis and scrofula are due to a microbe, the tubercle bacillus.Darwinism and Race Progress|John Berry Haycraft
They knock out their opponents, they lift enormous weights, but they die of phthisis or dyspepsia.Tragic Sense Of Life|Miguel de Unamuno
Has been recommended in certain skin diseases, and in phthisis complicated with scrofula.
Very nutritious; recommended in irritation of the mucous membranes and phthisis.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
British Dictionary definitions for phthisis
Word Origin for phthisis
Word Origin and History for phthisis
1520s, from Late Latin phthisis "consumption," from Greek phthisis "wasting, consumption; perishing, decay; waxing," from phthiein "to decay, waste away," from PIE root *dhgwhei- "to perish, die away" (cf. Sanskrit ksitih "destruction," ksinati "perishes").