[ tuh-bet-ik ]
/ təˈbɛt ɪk /


Also tab·id [tab-id] /ˈtæb ɪd/. pertaining to or affected with tabes.


a person affected with tabes.

Origin of tabetic

Related forms

post·ta·bet·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tabetic

  • A German professor wished to demonstrate to his class the varying inco-ordination of a series of tabetic patients.

    Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
  • This patient was tabetic and sustained a spontaneous fracture of the femur.

  • The freedom with which a tabetic patient will allow his disorganised joint to be handled requires to be seen to be appreciated.

    Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles