Definition of Phthisic

1. n. Same as Phthisis.



Definition of Phthisic

1. Noun. (pathology) A wasting illness of the lungs, such as asthma or tuberculosis; phthisis. ¹

2. Noun. (pathology formerly) Any wasting disease. ¹

3. Noun. A person suffering from phthisis. ¹

4. Noun. Any wasting or shrinking of another body part such as, for example, the eye (phthisis bulbi). ¹

5. Adjective. Of or relating to phthisis or tuberculosis; tubercular. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phthisic

1. phthisis [n -S] - See also: phthisis

Medical Definition of Phthisic

1. Phthisical An obsolete terms relating to phthisis. Origin: G. Phthisikos, consumptive (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phthisic

phthalocyanines
phthalonitrile
phthaloyl
phthaloylation
phthalyl
phthalyl amidase
phthalylsulfacetamide
phthalylsulfathiazole
phthinoid
phthinoid chest
phthiocerol
phthiriases
phthiriasis
phthiriophobia
phthises
phthisic (current term)
phthisical
phthisick
phthisicky
phthisics
phthisio-
phthisiologist
phthisiology
phthisipneumony
phthisis
phthisis bulbi
phthongometer
phthor
phucked

Literary usage of Phthisic

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1. The Practice of medicine on Thomsonian principles ... and a materia medica by John W. Comfort (1859)
"ASTHMA, OR phthisic. In some persons, the predisposition to asthma is induced. ... Sometimes children will be affected with phthisic for a few years, and, ..."

2. The Harbinger of Health: Containing Medical Prescriptions for the Human Body by Andrew Jackson Davis (1879)
"phthisic, or Asthma. When a child is badly afflicted with the symptoms, give a tea-spoonful of pure linseed-oil in a table-spoonful of white brandy. ..."

3. The Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor: Containing Choice and Characteristic by William Evans Burton (1859)
"Well, I'll expound it : phthisic, you see, manes —whisht, boys ; will yez hould your tongues there —phthisic, Larry, signifies—that is, phthisic—mind, ..."

4. Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry by William Carleton (1896)
"Well, then, spell phthisic. Oh, that's physic you're spellin'. Now, Larry, do you know the difference between physic and phthisic ? " " No, sir. ..."

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