Definition of tabes in English:

tabes

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] Emaciation.

    • ‘The average duration of tabes can be placed at from 10 to 20 years.’
    • ‘If no other symptoms of tabes can be found, it is an eye lesion.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin, literally wasting away.

Pronunciation

tabes

/ˈteɪbiːz/