Tuberculosis is an infection in which nodules grow on the tissues of the body.(noun)
An example of tuberculosis is a growing of nodules on the lungs.
See tuberculosis in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ModL: see tubercle & -osis
See tuberculosis in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun Abbr. TB
Origin: Latin tūberculum, tubercle; see tubercle
Origin: + -osis.
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