Definition of Psilosis
1. Noun. A chronic disorder that occurs in tropical and non-tropical forms and in both children and adults; nutrients are not absorbed; symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation.
2. Noun. Falling out of hair.
Definition of Psilosis
1. a tropical disease [n -LOSES] : PSILOTIC [adj]
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Literary usage of Psilosis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Introduction to the Study of the Greek Dialects: Grammar, Selected by Carl Darling Buck (1910)
"psilosis 57. The spiritus asper generally represents an original cr (59) or t ... psilosis, or the loss of the spiritus asper, is characteristic of East ..."
2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1883)
"ON A PECULIAR DISEASE OF HOT CLIMATES (psilosis LINGUAE—psilosis MUCOS.E IN- TESTINI). BY GEORGE THIN, MD THE following fragmentary note is written at the ..."
3. Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1919)
"... XX X11 SPRUE (psilosis) Definition.—By the term "sprue" is understood a peculiar and very dangerous form of chronic catarrhal inflammation of the whole ..."
4. Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1918)
"... XXXII SPRUE (psilosis) Definition.—By the term " sprue " is understood a peculiar and very dangerous form of chronic catarrhal inflammation of the whole ..."
5. The Geography of Disease by Frank Gerard Clemow (1903)
"Sprue, or psilosis, is now recognised as a distinct morbid condition, in which an inflamed, bare, aphthous and eroded condition of the mouth and tongue, ..."
6. A Text-book of the Practice of Medicine by James Meschter Anders (1915)
"(psilosis.) The principal morbid changes consist in patchy or general destruction of " the surface of the mucosa in all degrees, from slight erosions to ..."
7. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Meschter Anders, John Herr Musser (1907)
"(psilosis.) THIS has been defined as " an insidious, chronic, remitting inflammation of the whole or part of the mucous membrane of the alimentary canal, ..."