[too-bur-kyuh-luh m, tyoo-]

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

a tubercle.

Origin of tuberculum

1685–95; < New Latin, Latin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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n. pl. tu•ber•cu•la (-lə)

A circumscribed, rounded, solid elevation on the skin, mucous membrane, or surface of an organ.
A slight elevation from the surface of a bone giving attachment to a muscle or ligament.
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