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[too-bur-kyuh-luh m, tyoo-]
noun, plural tu·ber·cu·la [too-bur-kyuh-luh, tyoo-] /tʊˈbɜr kyə lə, tyʊ-/.
  1. a tubercle.
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Origin of tuberculum

1685–95; < New Latin, Latin
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n. pl. tu•ber•cu•la (-lə)
  1. tubercle
  2. A circumscribed, rounded, solid elevation on the skin, mucous membrane, or surface of an organ.
  3. A slight elevation from the surface of a bone giving attachment to a muscle or ligament.
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