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Pott's disease

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noun Pathology.
caries of the bodies of the vertebrae, often resulting in marked curvature of the spine, and usually associated with a tuberculosis infection.
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Origin of Pott's disease

1825–35; named after Percival Pott (1714–88), British surgeon, who described it
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British Dictionary definitions for Pott's disease

Pott's disease
/ (pɒts) /

noun
a disease of the spine, usually caused by tubercular infection and characterized by weakening and gradual disintegration of the vertebrae and the intervertebral discs

Word Origin for Pott's disease

C18: named after Percivall Pott (1714–88), English surgeon
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Medical definitions for Pott's disease

Pott's disease

n.
tuberculous spondylitis
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