Definition of tabes in English:

tabes

Syllabification: ta·bes
Pronunciation: /ˈtābēz
 
/

noun

Medicine
Emaciation. See also tabes dorsalis.
More example sentences
  • If no other symptoms of tabes can be found, it is an eye lesion.
  • The average duration of tabes can be placed at from 10 to 20 years.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin, literally 'wasting away'.

Derivatives

tabetic

Pronunciation: /təˈbetik/
adjective
More example sentences
  • There is a history of syphilis in from seventy-five to ninety per cent of all tabetic cases.
  • The fact that today we do not see the typical tabetic patient so often is no reason to believe that late syphilis has been eliminated.
  • In 1921, Guillain described a reversible form of acute tabetic ataxia that develops abruptly and improves completely on early suitable treatment.

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