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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Latin
Origin: tuberculum 'small lump' (from tuber; TUBER) + English -osis

tuberculosis

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
tu‧ber‧cu‧lo‧sis [uncountable]
MI a serious infectious disease that affects many parts of your body, especially your lungs [= TB]
tubercular adjective

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