Examples from the Web for tuberculosis
Schmidt had arrived in California after his family had been wiped out by tuberculosis in his home state of Rhode Island.
But when Tarkhan got sick with tuberculosis and was ushered out, the government gave him no pension or medical assistance.
His discovery of the tuberculosis bacteria had given him a taste of fame, and made him thirsty for more.
That in the bacilli we have … the actual infective cause of tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis was all his, and the greater glory of a cure, of a remedy, was his destiny.
Diseases, like tuberculosis and cancer, that run a long but assuredly fatal course, usually terminate unexpectedly.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
I refer to the city home, the city hospital, the poor houses, the tuberculosis camp and outdoor relief.
Something like forty of the best books on health, and on the prevention and cure of tuberculosis, are included.What eight million women want|Rheta Childe Dorr
Goats' milk is generally claimed to be free at all times from germs of tuberculosis.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work|Mary Rogers Miller
There can be no doubt that the ravages of tuberculosis could be materially arrested by compliance with the laws of hygiene.Industrial Cuba|Robert P. Porter
British Dictionary definitions for tuberculosis
Word Origin for tuberculosis
Word Origin and History for tuberculosis
1860, from Modern Latin, from Latin tuberculum "small swelling, pimple," diminutive of tuber "lump" (see tuber) + -osis, a suffix of Greek origin. So called in reference to the tubercules which form in the lungs. Originally in reference to any disease characterized by tubercules; since the discovery of the tubercule bacillus by Koch (1882) restricted to disease caused by this.
Medicine definitions for tuberculosis
Science definitions for tuberculosis
Culture definitions for tuberculosis
An infectious disease caused by bacteria that mainly attack the lungs. The disease is characterized by the formation of patches, called tubercles, that appear in the lungs and, in later stages, the bones, joints, and other parts of the body. Tuberculosis is treated with combinations of antibiotics and is no longer considered a major health problem in industrialized countries. It was formerly called consumption.