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tuberculous (adj.)

"characterized by tubers," 1747, from Latin tuberculum (see tubercle) + -ous.

updated on May 13, 2017

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Definitions of tuberculous from WordNet

tuberculous (adj.)
constituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus;
tuberculous patients
Synonyms: tubercular
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