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tuberculosis

noun [U]  /tʊˌbɜr·kjəˈloʊ·sɪs/ ( abbreviation TB) us  
an infectious disease that can attack many parts of the body, esp. the lungs
Translations of “tuberculosis”
in Spanish tuberculosis…
in French tuberculose…
in German die Tuberkulose…
in Chinese (Traditional) 結核病, (尤指)肺結核…
in Russian туберкулез…
in Turkish verem, tüberküloz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 结核病, (尤指)肺结核…
in Polish gruźlica…
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