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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 lungs
tubercular
adjective uk   /-ˈbɜː.kjʊ.lər/  us   /-ˈbɝː.kjə.lɚ/
Translations of “tuberculosis”
in Vietnamese bệnh lao…
in Spanish tuberculosis…
in Thai วัณโรค…
in Malaysian batuk kering…
in French tuberculose…
in German die Tuberkulose…
in Chinese (Traditional) 結核病, (尤指)肺結核…
in Indonesian penyakit paru…
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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