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tuberculum

[too-bur-kyuh-luh m, tyoo-]
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noun, plural tu·ber·cu·la [too-bur-kyuh-luh, tyoo-] /tʊˈbɜr kyə lə, tyʊ-/.
  1. a tubercle.

Origin of tuberculum

1685–95; < New Latin, Latin
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Examples from the Web for tubercula

Historical Examples

  • The ribs have capitula and tubercula, and sternal ribs often occur.

    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 ribs have capitula and tubercula, and sternal and abdominal ribs occur.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • Tubercula: an elevated triangular process at the anterior angle of the thorax specifically in Hymenoptera.

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

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds


tubercula in Medicine

tuberculum

([object Object])
n. pl. tu•ber•cu•la (-lə)
  1. 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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