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English definition of “tuberculosis”

tuberculosis

noun [U] uk   /tjuːˌbɜː.kjʊˈləʊ.sɪs/ us    /tuːˌbɝː.kjəˈloʊ-/ (abbreviation TB)
a serious infectious disease that can attack many parts of a person's body, especially their lungsRespiratory disorders
tubercular
adjective uk   /-ˈbɜː.kjʊ.lər/ us    /-ˈbɝː.kjə.lɚ/
Respiratory disorders
(Definition of tuberculosis from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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