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Noun: tuberculosis  too,bur-kyu'low-sis or t(y)u,bur-kyu'low-sis [N. Amer], t(y)u,bur-kyu'low-sis [Brit]
  1. Infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)
    - TB, T.B.

Derived forms: tuberculosises

Type of: infectious disease

Encyclopedia: Tuberculosis, miliary