from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or affected with tabes (dorsalis).
  • (which see, under disease).
  • noun A patient suffering from tabes (dorsalis).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Med.) Of or pertaining to tabes; of the nature of tabes; affected with tabes; tabid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to tabes


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    —John M. Barry, The Great Influenza (NY: Penguin Books, 2004), 233

    February 16, 2009