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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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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