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tuberculoid

[too-bur-kyuh-loid, tyoo-] /tʊˈbɜr kyəˌlɔɪd, tyʊ-/
adjective
1.
resembling a tubercle.
2.
resembling tuberculosis.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Latin tūbercul(um) tubercle or tubercul(osis) + -oid
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Examples from the web for tuberculoid
  • Leprosy has two common forms, tuberculoid and lepromatous.
  • If body defenses cannot completely combat the bacilli invasion at this point, a tuberculoid type of leprosy may develop.
  • Lepromatous and borderline cases are infectious while indeterminate and tuberculoid are considered as non-infectious.
  • There are two types of leprosy: tuberculoid and lepromatous.
tuberculoid in Medicine

tuberculoid tu·ber·cu·loid (tu-bûr'kyə-loid', tyu-)
adj.

  1. Resembling tuberculosis.

  2. Resembling a tubercle.

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