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.
The disease is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis or (especially in animals) a related species; Gram-positive acid-fast rods
pulmonary tuberculosis, tb, wasting disease, emaciationView synonyms
- ‘All three reactions with early pustule formation indicate concurrent tuberculosis.’
- ‘A person may have had an infection with tuberculosis without being aware.’
- ‘The majority of the people she sees are suffering from malaria, tuberculosis and skin diseases.’
- ‘The children then succumb to diseases like tuberculosis, pneumonia and meningitis.’
- ‘He worked on typhoid fever and tuberculosis a disease he contracted himself.’
- ‘He died of tuberculosis, a disease from which he had suffered for many years.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Early diagnosis of tuberculosis is an important arm in the control of tuberculosis.’
- ‘The loss of the plant led to thousands of children dying from malaria, tuberculosis and other treatable diseases.’
- ‘Malaria and tuberculosis were dealt with in the little dispensary.’
- ‘Crowded housing encouraged the spread of tuberculosis and infectious diseases such as measles.’
- ‘This is the first mathematical model to study disease trend of tuberculosis in India.’
- ‘Cervical lymph nodal enlargement is common to both tuberculosis and malignancy.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Two diseases intrigued her: tuberculosis and leprosy, both of which are caused by mycobacteria.’
- ‘Skeletal tuberculosis is a haematogenous infection and affects almost all bones.’
- ‘Spinal caries, known as Pott's Disease, is tuberculosis of the spinal column.’
- ‘Fixed dose drugs have proved successful in treating malaria and tuberculosis.’
Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Latin tuberculum (see tubercle) + -osis.
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