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tubercular

adjective tu·ber·cu·lar \ tu̇-ˈbər-kyə-lər , tyu̇- \

Definition of tubercular

1 a :of, relating to, or affected with tuberculosis
  • a tubercular patient
b :caused by the tubercle bacillus
  • tubercular meningitis
2 :characterized by lesions that are or resemble tubercles
  • tubercular leprosy
3 :relating to, resembling, or constituting a tubercle
  • a tubercular lump

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First Known Use of tubercular

1773


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tubercular

noun

Definition of tubercular

:a person with tuberculosis

First Known Use of tubercular

1888


Medical Dictionary

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tubercular

adjective tu·ber·cu·lar \ t(y)u̇-ˈbər-kyə-lər \

medical Definition of tubercular

1 a :of, relating to, or affected with tuberculosis :tuberculous
b :caused by the tubercle bacillus
  • tubercular meningitis
2 :characterized by lesions that are or resemble tubercles
3 :relating to, resembling, or constituting a tubercle :tuberculated

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tubercular

noun

medical Definition of tubercular

:an individual affected with tuberculosis


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