- Relating to or affected by tuberculosis. Cf.:tubercular.
* * *1) constituting or affected with tuberculosis <a \tuberculous process> <a \tuberculous patient>2) caused by or resulting from the presence or products of the tubercle bacillus <\tuberculous peritonitis>
* * *tu·ber·cu·lous (too-burґku-ləs) pertaining to or affected with tuberculosis: caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Called also tubercular and tuberculotic.
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Tuberculous — Tu*ber cu*lous, a. (Med.) Pertaining to, or affected with, a tuberculosis. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
tuberculous — [tyoobʉr′kyə ləs] adj. TUBERCULAR … English World dictionary
tuberculous — adjective Date: 1891 1. constituting or affected with tuberculosis < a tuberculous process > 2. caused by or resulting from the presence or products of the tubercle bacillus < tuberculous peritonitis > … New Collegiate Dictionary
Tuberculous — Tuberculose Tu*ber cu*lose , Tuberculous Tu*ber cu*lous, a. Having tubercles; affected with, or characterized by, tubercles; tubercular. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
tuberculous — tuberculously, adv. /too berr kyeuh leuhs, tyoo /, adj. 1. tubercular. 2. affected with tuberculosis: a hospital for tuberculous people. [1740 50; < L tubercul(um) TUBERCLE + OUS] * * * … Universalium
tuberculous — See tubercular, tuberculous … Dictionary of problem words and expressions
tuberculous — /təˈbɜkjələs/ (say tuh berkyuhluhs) adjective 1. → tubercular. 2. affected with tuberculosis: several tuberculous patients … Australian English dictionary
tuberculous — adjective constituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus a tubercular child tuberculous patients tubercular meningitis • Syn: ↑tubercular • Similar to: ↑ill, ↑sick … Useful english dictionary
tuberculous — adjective Tubercular … Wiktionary
tuberculous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Relating to or afflicted with tuberculosis: consumptive (no longer in scientific use), phthisic (no longer in scientific use), phthisical (no longer in scientific use), tubercular, tuberculate. See HEALTH … English dictionary for students