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phthisis

Definitions of phthisis
  1. noun
    involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
    synonyms: consumption, pulmonary tuberculosis, wasting disease, white plague
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    type of:
    T.B., TB, tuberculosis
    infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)
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