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Definition of "tuberculous" [tu•ber•cu•lous]

  • Of, relating to, or having tuberculosis. (adjective)
  • Of, affected with, or caused by tubercles. (adjective)

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 "tuberculous" in a sentence
  • "_ -- In some cases the cord and nerve roots are pressed upon by an œdematous swelling of the membranes; in others, the tuberculous process attacks the dura mater and gives rise to the formation of granulation tissue on its outer aspect -- _tuberculous pachymeningitis_."
  • "Diagnosis and management of tuberculous meningitis in HIV-infected pediatric patients."
  • "Dr. Bala was born September 12, 1926 in Sandilipay, in a Northern Province of Sri Lanka, where he excelled in his studies, and entered medical school, and later joined the faculty of the University of Ceylon, before contracting tuberculous, an illness that almost killed him, and took several years to treat."