Definition of tabes in English:

tabes

Pronunciation /ˈtābēz/ /ˈteɪbiz/

noun

Medicine
  • Emaciation.

    ‘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’.