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tubercular

[too-bur-kyuh-ler, tyoo-] /tʊˈbɜr kyə lər, tyʊ-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to tuberculosis; tuberculous.
2.
of, relating to, or of the nature of a tubercle or tubercles.
3.
characterized by or having tubercles.
noun
4.
a tuberculous person.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Latin tūbercul(um) tubercle + -ar1
Related forms
tubercularly, adverb
antitubercular, adjective
intertubercular, adjective
nontubercular, adjective
nontubercularly, adverb
posttubercular, adjective
untubercular, adjective
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  • He lets us hear the creak of oars and the scratch of pens, as well as the tubercular king fighting for every breath.
  • He is recovering from a tubercular hip and learning to walk again before returning to his studies.
  • He has the flushed skin, overbright eyes and careful breathing of the tubercular.
  • Father an auto mechanic laborer, painter by trade, tubercular.
British Dictionary definitions for tubercular

tubercular

/tjʊˈbɜːkjʊlə/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or symptomatic of tuberculosis
2.
of or relating to a tubercle or tubercles
3.
characterized by the presence of tubercles
noun
4.
a person with tuberculosis
Derived Forms
tubercularly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for tubercular
adj.

1799, from Latin tuberculum (see tubercule) + -ar.

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tubercular in Medicine

tubercular tu·ber·cu·lar (tu-bûr'kyə-lər, tyu-)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or covered with tubercles; tuberculate.

  2. Of, relating to, or affected with tuberculosis.

n.
A person having tuberculosis.
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