tuberculosis

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From Latin tuberculum (diminutive of tuber (lump)) +‎ -osis (diseased condition).

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tuberculosis (plural tuberculoses)

  1. (pathology) An infectious disease of humans and animals caused by a species of mycobacterium, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis, mainly infecting the lungs where it causes tubercles characterized by the expectoration of mucus and sputum, fever, weight loss, and chest pain, and transmitted through inhalation or ingestion of bacteria.

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tuberculosis f (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) tuberculosis (infectious disease)