- a form of late syphilis that attacks the spinal cord causing degeneration of the nerve fibres, pains in the legs, paralysis of the leg muscles, acute abdominal pain, etc
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ta′bes dor•sal′is (dôr sal′is, -sā′lis),USA pronunciation [Pathol.]
- Pathologysyphilis of the spinal cord and its appendages, characterized by shooting pains and other sensory disturbances, and, in the later stages, by paralysis. Also called locomotor ataxia.
- Neo-Latin tābēs dorsālis literally, tabes of the back; see dorsal
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tabes dorsalis /dɔːˈsɑːlɪs/ n
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