[too-bur-kyuh-luh m, tyoo-]
- a tubercle.
Origin of tuberculum
1685–95; < New Latin, Latin
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Examples from the Web for tuberculum
The other, the tuberculum, springs from the transverse process.
In the Odontocetes the ribs have, some of them, the normal attachment by capitulum and tuberculum.
In the Mystacocetes the attachment, where it exists, is very loose, and the tuberculum alone is attached to its vertebra.
The tuberculum and capitulum on each of the trunk ribs are separated only by a shallow concavity.A New Order of Fishlike Amphibia From the Pennsylvanian of Kansas
Theodore H. Eaton
- A circumscribed, rounded, solid elevation on the skin, mucous membrane, or surface of an organ.
- A slight elevation from the surface of a bone giving attachment to a muscle or ligament.
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