pre·​tu·​ber·​cu·​lous -t(y)u̇-ˈbər-kyə-ləs How to pronounce pretuberculous (audio)
variants or pretubercular
: occurring in, being in, or being the period preceding the development of lesions definitely identifiable as tuberculous
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“Pretuberculous.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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