tubercular

[too-bur-kyuh-ler, tyoo-]

adjective

pertaining to tuberculosis; tuberculous.
of, relating to, or of the nature of a tubercle or tubercles.
characterized by or having tubercles.

noun

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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Related Words for tubercular

consumptive, phthisic, phthisical, tuberculate, tuberculous

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British Dictionary definitions for tubercular

tubercular

adjective

of, relating to, or symptomatic of tuberculosis
of or relating to a tubercle or tubercles
characterized by the presence of tubercles

noun

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.

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tubercular in Medicine

tubercular

[tu-bûrkyə-lər]

adj.

Of, relating to, or covered with tubercles; tuberculate.
Of, relating to, or affected with tuberculosis.

n.

A person having tuberculosis.
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