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Latin tuberculum (diminutive of tuber (lump)) +‎ -ous


tuberculous (not comparable)

  1. Tubercular; having or relating to tuberculosis.
    • 1907, Nova Scotia. Dept. of Public Health, Report, page 35:
      Not only for the adult excluded from work because of his infirmity, but also for the child excluded from the school because of its being tuberculous or predisposed must suitable provision for its cure and education be provided in preventorial and open air schools, the value of which has already been emphasized.

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