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tuberculum

[too-bur-kyuh-luh m, tyoo-] /tʊˈbɜr kyə ləm, tyʊ-/
noun, plural tubercula
[too-bur-kyuh-luh, tyoo-] /tʊˈbɜr kyə lə, tyʊ-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a tubercle.
Origin of tuberculum
1685-1695
1685-95; < New Latin, Latin
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  • The ribs have capitula and tubercula, and sternal ribs often occur.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The ribs have capitula and tubercula, and sternal and abdominal ribs occur.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • Its transverse processes and centrum bear facets for the tubercula and capitula of the ribs respectively.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • tubercula: an elevated triangular process at the anterior angle of the thorax specifically in Hymenoptera.

  • The tubercula of the ribs articulate with the sides of the centra of the thoracic vertebrae, not with the transverse processes.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The ribs have capitula and tubercula, and often uncinate processes (see p. 190) as in birds.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The ribs are long, and the anterior ones have capitula and tubercula.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The first nine to eleven have the capitula and tubercula separate, afterwards they gradually merge together.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The capitula are scarcely developed, and the attachment of the tubercula to the transverse processes is loose.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • In the Physeteridae most of the ribs are connected to the vertebrae by both capitula and tubercula.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
tubercula in Medicine

tuberculum tu·ber·cu·lum (tu-bûr'kyə-ləm, tyu-)
n. pl. tu·ber·cu·la (-lə)

  1. See tubercle.

  2. A circumscribed, rounded, solid elevation on the skin, mucous membrane, or surface of an organ.

  3. A slight elevation from the surface of a bone giving attachment to a muscle or ligament.

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