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[too-bur-kyuh-luh m, tyoo-] /tʊˈbɜr kyə ləm, tyʊ-/
noun, plural tubercula
[too-bur-kyuh-luh, tyoo-] /tʊˈbɜr kyə lə, tyʊ-/ (Show IPA)
a tubercle.
Origin of tuberculum
1685-95; < New Latin, Latin Unabridged
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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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