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noun Pathology.
  1. a gradually progressive emaciation.
  2. tabes dorsalis.
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Origin of tabes

1645–55; < Latin tābēs wasting, decay, akin to tābēre to waste away
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Related Words for tabes

attenuation, consumption, withering, thinness, malnutrition, atrophy, starvation, anorexia, wasting, tabes, marasmus, haggardness

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British Dictionary definitions for tabes


noun plural tabes
  1. a wasting of a bodily organ or part
  2. short for tabes dorsalis
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Derived Formstabetic (təˈbɛtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for tabes

C17: from Latin: a wasting away
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tabes in Medicine


n. pl. tabes
  1. Progressive bodily wasting or emaciation.
  2. Tabes dorsalis.
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Related formsta•bescence (tə-bĕsəns) n.ta•bescent adj.ta•betic (tə-bĕtĭk) adj.
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