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Adjective: tubercular  ,t(y)û'bur-kyu-lu(r)
  1. Characterized by the presence of tuberculosis lesions or tubercles
    "tubercular leprosy"
     
  2. Pertaining to or of the nature of a normal tuberosity or tubercle
    "a tubercular process for the attachment of a ligament or muscle"
     
  3. Relating to tuberculosis or those suffering from it
    "a tubercular hospital"
     
  4. Constituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus
    "a tubercular child"; "tubercular meningitis";
    - tuberculous
Noun: tubercular  ,t(y)û'bur-kyu-lu(r)
  1. A person with pulmonary tuberculosis
    - consumptive, lunger

Derived forms: tuberculars

See also: ill, sick

Type of: diseased person, sick person, sufferer

Encyclopedia: Tubercular