- a small, firm, rounded nodule or swelling.
- such a swelling as the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis.
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There are a number of bacilli, called acid-fast bacilli, which stain in the same way as the tubercle bacillus.
The sputum of more advanced cases resembles that of chronic bronchitis, with the addition of tubercle bacilli and elastic fibers.
These globular masses usually contain many tubercle bacilli.
Tubercle bacilli are nearly always present, although animal inoculation may be necessary to detect them.
Ordinarily, no attempt is made to identify any but the tubercle bacillus and the gonococcus.