One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Originally: the formation or development of tubercles, specifically those of tuberculosis. In later use also: infection with tubercle bacilli; resistance to tuberculosis, especially on a (supposed) racial or genetic basis (now historical).
Early 19th century. From French tuberculisation formation or development of tubercles from tubercule + -isation.
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