Origin of phthisis
Related Words for phthisisconsumption
Examples from the Web for phthisis
Historical Examples of phthisis
He could hear nothing at all, that woman could never have suffered from phthisis.
Was this, then, some special case of phthisis complicated by neurosis?
She brought up her niece Sophie, who was cured of phthisis by Doctor Pascal.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
And yet, he is not the only one in Baalbek who returned from America with phthisis.The Book of Khalid
His mother died in his ninth year, after a second marriage, a victim to phthisis.Maxim Gorki
Word Origin 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").