Meaning of “tuberculosis” in the English Dictionary

"tuberculosis" in British English

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tuberculosisnoun [ U ]

uk /tʃuːˌbɜː.kjəˈləʊ.sɪs/ us /tuːˌbɝː.kjəˈloʊ.sɪs/ abbreviation TB
tubercular
adjective uk /tʃuːˈbɜː.kjə.lər/ us /tuːˈbɝː.kjə.lɚ/

Examples from literature

  • More than 100 years ago, people often got sick and died from a bad disease called tuberculosis. 
  • These are diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV, and malaria. 

(Definition of “tuberculosis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tuberculosis" in American English

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tuberculosisnoun [ U ]

us /tʊˌbɜr·kjəˈloʊ·sɪs/ abbreviation TB

an infectious disease that can attack many parts of the body, esp. the lungs

(Definition of “tuberculosis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)