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TUBER TUBEROUS TUBERCULOSIS
The ideas implicit in a TUBER like the potato refer to a knob like swelling or prominence and are applied to Tuberculosis (TB or TBC) and Tuberous Sclerosis - a genetic disorder causing tuber like benign tumors, some of which become malignant neoplasias or cancer.
Consumption or Tuberculosis is a consumptive (destructive) disease also known as PHTHYsis (decay).
In Latin, consumere has roots in "emere" and "emereo" which convey a sense of merit as in emeritus as well as "getting rid of" as in emetic.
The Spanish city of Merida or EMERITa was established by "discharged" Roman soldiers who earned their emeritus status after many years of military service. In Ukrainian, "eMERITura" is a pension. It is regrettable that the retirement of loyal workers is equated with "vomiting" them away from their employment as per declaring them emeritus.
Emeritus and ephemeris underscore the ephemeral nature of our MERITs. In fact, the effect on the affect of adults "accepting early retirement" is often more like that of an emetic than that of a meritorious "emeritura".