miliary-tuberculosis

miliary tuberculosis

noun Pathology.
tuberculosis in which the bacilli are spread by the blood from one point of infection, producing small tubercles in other parts of the body.

Origin:
1895–1900

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miliary tuberculosis

noun
acute tuberculosis characterized by the appearance of tiny tubercles on one or more organs of the body (presumably resulting from tubercle bacilli being spread in the bloodstream) 
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