tuberculous

adjective tu·ber·cu·lous \ tu̇-ˈbər-kyə-ləs , tyu̇- \

Definition of tuberculous

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

First Known Use of tuberculous

1891

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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tuberculous

adjective tu·ber·cu·lous \ t(y)u̇-ˈbər-kyə-ləs \

medical Definition of tuberculous

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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