tuberculoid

adjective

tu·​ber·​cu·​loid tu̇-ˈbər-kyə-ˌlȯid How to pronounce tuberculoid (audio)
tyu̇-
: resembling tuberculosis especially in the presence of tubercles
tuberculoid leprosy

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tuberculoid was in 1830

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“Tuberculoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuberculoid. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

tuberculoid

adjective
tu·​ber·​cu·​loid t(y)u̇-ˈbər-kyə-ˌlȯid How to pronounce tuberculoid (audio)
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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