[too-bur-kyuh-luh s, tyoo-]
affected with tuberculosis: a hospital for tuberculous people.
Origin of tuberculous
1740–50;Related formstu·ber·cu·lous·ly, adverban·ti·tu·ber·cu·lous, adjectivenon·tu·ber·cu·lous, adjectiveun·tu·ber·cu·lous, adjective
< Latin tūbercul(um
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Examples from the Web for tuberculous
Historical Examples of tuberculous
This is doubtless quite correct, but why should the bishop be tuberculous?
Examination of all members of a family where one member is discovered to be tuberculous.
Cows are exceedingly liable to tuberculous disease of the udder.
Tuberculous cattle are equally objectionable as food for dogs.
The sides of the face, and round the eyes, are bare and tuberculous.
British Dictionary definitions for tuberculous
Derived Formstuberculously, adverb
of or relating to tuberculosis or tubercles; tubercular
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Of, relating to, or having tuberculosis.
Of, affected with, or caused by tubercles.
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