One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An infectious bacterial disease characterized by the growth of nodules (tubercles) in the tissues, especially the lungs.
pulmonary tuberculosis, tb, wasting disease, emaciationView synonyms
- ‘The majority of the people she sees are suffering from malaria, tuberculosis and skin diseases.’
- ‘Two diseases intrigued her: tuberculosis and leprosy, both of which are caused by mycobacteria.’
- ‘There are few medicines used to treat diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and polio that have patents on them now.’
- ‘Malnutrition was rife, as were diseases such as tuberculosis and smallpox.’
- ‘Spinal caries, known as Pott's Disease, is tuberculosis of the spinal column.’
- ‘The children then succumb to diseases like tuberculosis, pneumonia and meningitis.’
- ‘He said nanomachines could eventually be used to cure diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria.’
- ‘She's diabetic, and only has one lung after contracting tuberculosis at an early age.’
- ‘Crowded housing encouraged the spread of tuberculosis and infectious diseases such as measles.’
- ‘Fixed dose drugs have proved successful in treating malaria and tuberculosis.’
- ‘A person may have had an infection with tuberculosis without being aware.’
- ‘Early diagnosis of tuberculosis is an important arm in the control of tuberculosis.’
- ‘Skeletal tuberculosis is a haematogenous infection and affects almost all bones.’
- ‘All three reactions with early pustule formation indicate concurrent tuberculosis.’
- ‘This is the first mathematical model to study disease trend of tuberculosis in India.’
- ‘Malaria and tuberculosis were dealt with in the little dispensary.’
- ‘He worked on typhoid fever and tuberculosis a disease he contracted himself.’
- ‘Cervical lymph nodal enlargement is common to both tuberculosis and malignancy.’
- ‘The loss of the plant led to thousands of children dying from malaria, tuberculosis and other treatable diseases.’
- ‘He died of tuberculosis, a disease from which he had suffered for many years.’
Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Latin tuberculum (see tubercle) + -osis.
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