tubercle tu·ber·cle (tōō'bər-kəl, tyōō'-)
An anatomical nodule. Also called tuberculum.
A small elevation on the surface of a tooth.
A nodule or swelling, especially a mass of lymphocytes and epithelioid cells forming the characteristic granulomatous lesion of tuberculosis.
|tubercle (t'bər-kəl) Pronunciation Key
A small rounded projection, swelling, or lump, as on the roots of legumes or on bodily tissue, especially the cluster of inflammatory cells that form in the lungs in tuberculosis.