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tubercular

[too-bur-kyuh-ler, tyoo-]
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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
  1. a tuberculous person.

Origin of tubercular

1790–1800; < Latin tūbercul(um) tubercle + -ar1
Related formstu·ber·cu·lar·ly, adverban·ti·tu·ber·cu·lar, adjectivein·ter·tu·ber·cu·lar, adjectivenon·tu·ber·cu·lar, adjectivenon·tu·ber·cu·lar·ly, adverbpost·tu·ber·cu·lar, adjectiveun·tu·ber·cu·lar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tubercular

tubercular

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
  1. a person with tuberculosis
Derived Formstubercularly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for tubercular

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

tubercular in Medicine

tubercular

(tu-bûrkyə-lər)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or covered with tubercles; tuberculate.
  2. Of, relating to, or affected with tuberculosis.
n.
  1. A person having tuberculosis.
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