from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. tuberculosis

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  • tuberculosis (short for Tubercle Bacillus)
  • The statistic reporting "Total Bases". A single is counted as one, a double as two, a triple as three, and a home run as four bases.
  • terabyte


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  • TB and TB* are “strongly analogous” (1993, 429), without offering a specification of how much similarity is required for reduction rather than replacement (Winther forthcoming).

    Reductionism in Biology

  • Baker has the most I20s in the NFL w / o a TB, and Lloyd is 4th in the league in TB\%.

    Inside the Panthers

  • Mary Kathryn Linde, who recently visited Swaziland, says, Because of the prominence of AIDS in that country, the resistance to organisms like TB is much lowered in the general population.

    Swaziland to Get New TB Testing Facility

  • TB diagnosis: TB is difficult to diagnose in children.

    Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana

  • A major hurdle in treating MDR-TB and XDR-TB is that the course lasts up to two years and is 200 to 1,000 times more expensive than regular TB drugs.

    The Scourge of TB

  • I do not know if culling badgers to prevent bovine TB is good science, but I am sure that it is bad politics.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Tim Farron has a press release on the Liberal Democrat site saying that "the culling of badgers in TB hotspots with 'hard' boundaries would be welcome".

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Reassuring thought isn't it that a drug resistant strain of TB is now in the UK and that we have our wonderful border controls did nothing to prevent this.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Because miliary TB is very uncommon in the United States, we do not use the TB vaccine.

    Tuberculosis Vaccine

  • Extremely contagious, TB is spread through the simple act of sneezing, talking and coughing.

    Tuberculosis Vaccine


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