Definition of Tubercular

1. Noun. A person with pulmonary tuberculosis.

Exact synonyms: Consumptive, Lunger
Generic synonyms: Diseased Person, Sick Person, Sufferer

2. Adjective. Characterized by the presence of tuberculosis lesions or tubercles. "Tubercular leprosy"
Partainyms: Tubercle
Derivative terms: Tubercle, Tuberculosis

3. Adjective. Pertaining to or of the nature of a normal tuberosity or tubercle. "A tubercular process for the attachment of a ligament or muscle"
Derivative terms: Tubercle
Partainyms: Tuberosity

4. Adjective. Relating to tuberculosis or those suffering from it. "A tubercular hospital"
Partainyms: Tuberculosis
Derivative terms: Tuberculosis

5. Adjective. Constituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus. "Tubercular meningitis"
Exact synonyms: Tuberculous
Similar to: Ill, Sick
Derivative terms: Tubercle, Tuberculosis, Tubercle

Definition of Tubercular

1. a. Having tubercles; affected with tubercles; tubercled; tuberculate.

Definition of Tubercular

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or having tuberculosis ¹

2. Adjective. Tuberculate ¹

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Definition of Tubercular

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Medical Definition of Tubercular

1. Of, pertaining to or resembling tubercles or nodules. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tubercular

tubercle bacillus
tubercle of anterior scalene muscle
tubercle of iliac crest
tubercle of nucleus gracilis
tubercle of rib
tubercle of saddle
tubercle of scaphoid bone
tubercle of tooth
tubercle of trapezium
tubercle of upper lip
tubercula dolorosa
tubercular (current term)
tuberculin-type hypersensitivity
tuberculin skin test
tuberculin test
tuberculin tine test

Literary usage of Tubercular

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by Federal Board for Vocational Education, United States (1917)
"tubercular CASES. One of the major problems of reconstruction in Canada consisted in the treatment of tubercular cases. Many of the men who developed active ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Of the 17 cases of tubercular sinuses at first treated with this injection material ... Four large tubercular abscesses, two psoas and two hip, were opened, ..."

3. A Manual for the Practice of Surgery by Thomas Bryant (1881)
"The other form of tubercular testis is characterized by more special symptoms and local conditions. It may involve, as already stated, either the body of ..."

4. The Surgical Clinics of North America by Robert E. Hermann, Avram M. Cooperman (1922)
"FRANK H. LAHEY BOSTON CITY HOSPITAL tubercular GLANDS OF NECK AND SPINAL ACCESSORY PARALYSIS' WE are concerned today largely with the occurrence of ..."

5. Nervous and Mental Diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1919)
"In the great majority of cases a primary focus of tubercular infection is ... Though tubercular infection of the soft brain-coverings may occur at any aye ..."

6. Pediatrics: The Hygienic and Medical Treatment of Children by Thomas Morgan Rotch (1896)
"N'on-tubercular meningitis in its acute form is a disease which may ;k robust as well as debilitated children, and may occur at all ages. ..."

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