Definition of phthisical in English:

phthisical

adjective

Medicine
archaic
  • See phthisis

    • ‘If there be a special or specific hereditary predisposition - we should find the children of such parents phthisical in greater proportion than the children of parents whose debility arises from other causes.’
    • ‘The sputum of phthisical patients is the vehicle by which the tubercle gains access to the air.’