tuberculous

adjective
tu·​ber·​cu·​lous | \ tu̇-ˈbər-kyə-ləs How to pronounce tuberculous (audio) , 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuberculous. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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tuberculous

adjective
tu·​ber·​cu·​lous | \ t(y)u̇-ˈbər-kyə-ləs How to pronounce tuberculous (audio) \

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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