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Definition of "tubercular" [tu•ber•cu•lar]

  • Of, relating to, or covered with tubercles; tuberculate. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or affected with tuberculosis. (adjective)
  • A person having tuberculosis. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tubercular" in a sentence
  • "The sound of all those women with that special tubercular cough, wet lungs ripping, and the spit of blood after, echoed through the hall."
  • "Her mother had died in childbirth and she had a tubercular father."
  • "Unpretentious and easy to miss, it is dedicated, not to the badge-wearing Earps or their tubercular friend, John Henry "Doc" Holliday, but to the memory of brothers Frank and Tom McLaury — two of the three men who died that day."