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tuberculosis definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
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) [syn: tuberculosis, TB, T.B.]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural tuberculoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1882 a highly variable communicable disease of humans and some other vertebrates that is caused by the tubercle bacillus and rarely in the United States by a related mycobacterium (Mycobacterium bovis), that affects especially the lungs but may spread to other areas (as the kidney or spinal column), and that is characterized by fever, cough, difficulty in breathing, formation of tubercles, caseation, pleural effusions, and fibrosis

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. an infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis, characterized by tubercles, esp. in the lungs (see also pulmonary tuberculosis).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tuberculosis Tu*ber`cu*lo"sis, n. [NL. See Tubercle.] (Med.) A constitutional disease characterized by the production of tubercles in the internal organs, and especially in the lungs, where it constitutes the most common variety of pulmonary consumption.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Tuberculosis is a serious infectious disease that affects someone's lungs and other parts of their body. The abbreviation TB is also used.

Moby Thesaurus

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