Pott's disease

[ pots ]
/ pɒts /

noun Pathology.

caries of the bodies of the vertebrae, often resulting in marked curvature of the spine, and usually associated with a tuberculosis infection.

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) /


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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Medicine definitions for pott's disease

Pott's disease


tuberculous spondylitis
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