Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun phthisis

1 sense of phthisis

Sense 1
pulmonary tuberculosis, consumption, phthisis, wasting disease, white plague -- (involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body)
       => tuberculosis, TB, T.B. -- (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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