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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or covered with tubercles; tuberculate.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or affected with tuberculosis.
  • n. A person having tuberculosis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or having tuberculosis
  • adj. Tuberculate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having tubercles; affected with tubercles; tubercled; tuberculate.
  • adj. Like a tubercle.
  • adj. Characterized by the development of tubercles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Formed like a tubercle; forming a tubercle; shaped into a little tuber or tuberosity: as, tubercular elevations.
  • Having tubercles; tuberculate.
  • In pathology, characterized by the presence of tubercles; of or pertaining to tuberculosis; tuberculous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. pertaining to or of the nature of a normal tuberosity or tubercle
  • adj. characterized by the presence of tuberculosis lesions or tubercles
  • adj. relating to tuberculosis or those suffering from it
  • adj. constituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus
  • n. a person with pulmonary tuberculosis


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