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Definition of tuberculosis noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

tuberculosis

 noun
noun
NAmE//tʊˌbərkyəˈloʊsəs//
 
[uncountable] (abbreviation TB)
 
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a serious infectious disease in which swellings appear on the lungs and other parts of the body
NAmE//tʊˈbərkyələr//
 
adjective a tubercular infection
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tuberculosis