Definition of tubercular in English:



  • 1Relating to or affected with tuberculosis.

    ‘a tubercular kidney’
    • ‘Death rates from silicosis, miners' phthisis, and tubercular diseases were very high on the Rand.’
    • ‘In conclusion, PCR can be used as an additional test for detecting M. tuberculosis in patients with tubercular pleuritis because conventional methods have low sensitivity.’
    • ‘He came to Britain, working in Cardiff, where he obtained the diploma in tubercular diseases, and later returned to India.’
    • ‘A separate section of pyogenic, tubercular and brucella infection of the spine is included.’
    • ‘In acute miliary tubercular mastitis breast disease is a part of a generalized miliary tuberculosis.’
    1. 1.1Biology Having or covered with tubercles.
      ‘a tubercular and irregular structure’
      • ‘All 8 patients of tubercular breast abscess responded to repeat aspiration in conjunction with ATT.’
      • ‘A tubercular growth center of appropriate size could produce a simple barb-like element, with cortex and medulla.’
      • ‘Pearl used statistical methods to determine whether tubercular lesions found during these autopsies were correlated with cancer.’


  • A person with tuberculosis.

    ‘the dying tubercular’
    • ‘The proof of the defendant showed that he was a tubercular and at the time of the trial was awaiting transportation to the tuberculosis sanitarium for treatment.’
    • ‘In the mythology, 'the dying tubercular is pictured as made more beautiful and more soulful'.’