- a small, firm, rounded nodule or swelling.
- such a swelling as the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis.
Origin of tubercle
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Historical Examples of tubercle
The association of evidences of inflammation with the development of the tubercle is therefore unnecessary.
No history of alcohol, tubercle, brain trouble, or of the arthropathies.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)
During recent years it has been discovered that the symptoms of phthisis and scrofula are due to a microbe, the tubercle bacillus.Darwinism and Race Progress
John Berry Haycraft
Distance between head and tubercle greater on second rib than on first, and on third is greater than on second.The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae
Tubercle bacilli vary widely in their virulence, and they are more tenacious of life than the common pyogenic bacteria.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Word Origin for tubercle
1570s, from Latin tuberculum "a small swelling," diminutive of tuber "lump" (see tuber).