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tuberculate

[too-bur-kyuh-lit, -leyt, tyoo-] /tʊˈbɜr kyə lɪt, -ˌleɪt, tyʊ-/
adjective
1.
Also, tuberculated, tuberculose. having tubercles.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; < Neo-Latin tūberculātus, equivalent to tūbercul(um) tubercle + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
tuberculation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tuberculate

tuberculate

/tjʊˈbɜːkjʊlɪt/
adjective
1.
covered with tubercles
Derived Forms
tuberculately, adverb
tuberculation, noun
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tuberculate in Medicine

tuberculate tu·ber·cu·late (tu-bûr'kyə-lĭt, tyu-) or tu·ber·cu·lat·ed (-lā'tĭd)
adj.

  1. Having or affected with tubercles.

  2. Tubercular.

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