tuberculous

adjective

tu·​ber·​cu·​lous tu̇-ˈbər-kyə-ləs How to pronounce tuberculous (audio)
tyu̇-
1
: constituting or affected with tuberculosis
a tuberculous process
2
: caused by or resulting from the presence or products of the tubercle bacillus
tuberculous peritonitis

Examples of tuberculous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Insights from his research ultimately helped revolutionize diagnostic testing for diseases such as tuberculous, the flu, and COVID-19 – allowing lab technicians to safely and quickly identify infection at scale to slow the spread of disease and inform health care decisions. M. Peter McPherson, Forbes, 11 June 2021 Berg told The Republic that N95 face masks, which are more effective than cloth masks at preventing the spread of the new coronavirus, traditionally have been available for use by staff in case a detainee tests positive for tuberculous or other highly infectious diseases. Daniel Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 1 July 2020 Disease, particularly tuberculous and the Spanish flu epidemic that followed World War I, swept through the overcrowded dorms. Ian Austen New York Times, Star Tribune, 5 July 2021 As was documented by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, many of the children in residential schools did not receive adequate medical care with some dying prematurely of diseases like tuberculous. Paula Newton, CNN, 28 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tuberculous was in 1891

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“Tuberculous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuberculous. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

tuberculous

adjective
tu·​ber·​cu·​lous t(y)u̇-ˈbər-kyə-ləs How to pronounce tuberculous (audio)
1
: constituting or affected with tuberculosis
a tuberculous process
a tuberculous patient
2
: caused by or resulting from the presence or products of the tubercle bacillus
tuberculous peritonitis

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