- phthiriasis pubis,
- phumiphon aduldet,
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
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").