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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or having tuberculosis.
  • adj. Of, affected with, or caused by tubercles.

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  • adj. Tubercular

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or affected with, a tuberculosis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tubercular; tuberculate.
  • In pathology, affected by tubercles; exhibiting or containing tubercles.
  • Pertaining to or of the nature of tuberculosis.

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

  • adj. constituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus


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