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tubercular

[ too-bur-kyuh-ler, tyoo- ]
/ tʊˈbɜr kyə lər, tyʊ- /
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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.
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Origin of tubercular

1790–1800; <Latin tūbercul(um) tubercle + -ar1

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British Dictionary definitions for tubercular

tubercular
/ (tjʊˈbɜːkjʊlə) /

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 forms of tubercular

tubercularly, adverb
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Medical definitions for tubercular

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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