Pott's disease love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Partial destruction of the vertebral bones, usually caused by a tuberculous infection and often producing curvature of the spine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A presentation of extrapulmonary tuberculosis that affects the spine, a kind of tuberculous arthritis of the intervertebral joints.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caries of the vertebræ, frequently resulting in curvature of the spine and paralysis of the lower extremities; -- so named from Percival Pott, an English surgeon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. TB of the spine with destruction of vertebrae resulting in curvature of the spine

Etymologies

After Percival Pott (1714-1788), British surgeon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
After Percivall Pott (1714–1788), a London surgeon who trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. (Wiktionary)

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