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Noun: tubercle  t(y)oo-bu-kul
  1. A swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis
  2. Small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant
    - nodule
  3. A protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
    - tuberosity, eminence

Derived forms: tubercles

Type of: appendage, enation, lesion, outgrowth, plant process, process

Encyclopedia: Tubercle