HyperDic: tuberculosis

English > 1 sense of the word tuberculosis:
NOUNstatetuberculosis, TB, T.B.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 / stages)
tuberculosis > pronunciation
Soundstahber.kyahlow'sihs; tuwber.kyahlow'sahs; tuwber.kyuwlow'sahs
Rhymesabyss ... worthiness: 194 rhymes with ihs...
abacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > tuberculosis: 1 sense > noun 1, state
Meaninginfection 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 / stages).
SynonymsTB, T.B.
NarrowerPott's diseaseTB of the spine with destruction of vertebrae resulting in curvature of the spine
lupus vulgaristuberculosis of the skin
miliary tuberculosisAcute tuberculosis characterized by the appearance of tiny tubercles on one or more organs of the body (presumably resulting from tubercle bacilli being spread in the bloodstream)
pulmonary tuberculosis, consumption, phthisis, wasting disease, white plagueInvolving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
scrofula, struma, king's evilA form of tuberculosis characterized by swellings of the lymphatic glands
Broaderinfectious diseaseA disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
SpanishTB, tisis, tuberculosis
Catalantuberculosi, tuberculosis
Adjectivestubercularrelating to tuberculosis or those suffering from it
tubercularcharacterized by the presence of tuberculosis lesions or tubercles
tubercularconstituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus
tuberculoidresembling tuberculosis

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