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tuberculous

[ too-bur-kyuh-luhs, tyoo- ]
/ tʊˈbɜr kyə ləs, tyʊ- /
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adjective
affected with tuberculosis: a hospital for tuberculous people.
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Origin of tuberculous

1740–50; <Latin tūbercul(um) tubercle + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM tuberculous

tu·ber·cu·lous·ly, adverban·ti·tu·ber·cu·lous, adjectivenon·tu·ber·cu·lous, adjectiveun·tu·ber·cu·lous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tuberculous

tuberculous
/ (tjʊˈbɜːkjʊləs) /

adjective
of or relating to tuberculosis or tubercles; tubercular

Derived forms of tuberculous

tuberculously, adverb
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Medical definitions for tuberculous

tuberculous
[ tu-bûrkyə-ləs ]

adj.
Of, relating to, or having tuberculosis.
Of, affected with, or caused by tubercles.
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