tuberculoid

adjective tu·ber·cu·loid \ tu̇-ˈbər-kyə-ˌlȯid , tyu̇- \

Definition of tuberculoid

: resembling tuberculosis especially in the presence of tubercles
  • tuberculoid leprosy

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tuberculoid

adjective tu·ber·cu·loid \ t(y)u̇-ˈbər-kyə-ˌlȯid \

medical Definition of tuberculoid

1 : resembling tuberculosis and especially the tubercles characteristic of it
2 : of, relating to, characterized by, or affected with tuberculoid leprosy

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