[ tuh-bet-ik ]

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

  1. a person affected with tabes.

Origin of tabetic


Other words from tabetic

  • post·ta·bet·ic, adjective

Words Nearby tabetic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use tabetic in a sentence

  • 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
  • True tabetic crises yield more readily to ordinary anodyne drugs than do these pseudo-crises.

    Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
  • 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.