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tuberculous

[too-bur-kyuh-luh s, tyoo-] /tʊˈbɜr kyə ləs, tyʊ-/
adjective
2.
affected with tuberculosis:
a hospital for tuberculous people.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; < Latin tūbercul(um) tubercle + -ous
Related forms
tuberculously, adverb
antituberculous, adjective
nontuberculous, adjective
untuberculous, adjective
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un-tuberculous in Medicine

tuberculous tu·ber·cu·lous (tu-bûr'kyə-ləs, tyu-)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or having tuberculosis.

  2. Of, affected with, or caused by tubercles.

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