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.

Exact synonyms: Sprue, Tropical Sprue
Generic synonyms: Disorder, Upset



2. Noun. Falling out of hair.

Definition of Psilosis

1. a tropical disease [n -LOSES] : PSILOTIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Psilosis

psilanthropist
psilanthropists
psilanthropy
psilocin
psilocins
psilocybin
psilocybins
psilomelane
psilomelanes
psilopaedic
psilophyte
psilophytes
psilophytic
psilophyton
psiloses
psilosis (current term)
psilosopher
psilosophers
psilotic
psilotophyte
psilotophytes
psion
psionic
psionics
psions
psis
psithurism
psittacid
psittacids
psittaciform

Literary usage of Psilosis

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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, ..."

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