Definitions of tubercle

  1. a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A small mass or aggregation of morbid matter; especially, the deposit which accompanies scrofula or phthisis. This is composed of a hard, grayish, or yellowish, translucent or opaque matter, which gradually softens, and excites suppuration in its vicinity. It is most frequently found in the lungs, causing consumption. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A small knoblike growth, especially on an animal or plant; a tiny unhealthy growth appearing in the tissues of the body; especially that causing tuberculosis. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. 1. A circumscribed, rounded, solid elevation on the skin, mucous membrane, or surface of an organ. 2. The lesion of tuberculosis, consisting of a small isolated nodule or aggregation of nodules, formed of epithelioid and giant cells, which are prone to undergo caseation. 3. Same as tuberculosis. 4. A slight elevation from the surface of a bone giving attachment to a muscle or ligament; tuberosity. 5. In dentistry, a cusp. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7. An eminence. A morbid product causing tuberculosis. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  8. A small tuber or swelling: a pimple: a small knob on leaves: a small mass of diseased matter frequently found in the lungs, and which is the cause of the well-known fatal disease called pulmonary consumption. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A small knob; small mass of deseased matter. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A small knob, as of bone. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A small tumor, as in the lung. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Tubercular. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A small swelling or tumour; a little knob, like a pimple on plants; a morbid development, chiefly in the lungs, of an opaque pale yellow matter of the consistency at first of concrete albumen. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A small knoblike prominence or excrescence, whether natural or morbid; as, a tubercle on a plant; a tubercle on a bone; the tubercles appearing on the body in leprosy. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A little knob; in med., a small, hard, local tumour-when deposited in numbers on the lungs, and suppurating, producing the disease known as consumption; a pimple or tumour appearing on the skin; in bot., a swollen simple root, as of some orchids; a little tuber. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. A small rounded protuberance; a root-swelling or nodule ; a tuberculum or rib-knob. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  17. [Latin] A small rounded protuberance (anat.); a root-swelling or nodule (bot.); a tuberculum or rib-knob (zool.). na
  18. t[=u]'b[.e]r-kl, n. a small tuber or swelling: a pimple: a small knob on leaves: the characteristic product of a specific micro-organism, the Bacillus tuberculosis--a new formation belonging to the group of Granulomata or granulative growths, which, in virtue of their recognised infectiveness, have been classed as Infective Granulomata.--adjs. T[=U]'BERCLED, having tubercles; TUBER'CULAR; TUBER'CULATE, -D, TUBER'CULOSE, TUBER'CULOUS, pertaining to tubercles: pimpled: affected with, or caused by, tubercles.--ns. TUBER'CULIN, -E, a liquid prepared by Koch in 1890, a forty to fifty per cent. glycerine solution of a pure cultivation of the tubercle bacillus, injected into the subcutaneous tissues of persons affected with tuberculosis; TUBERCULIS[=A]'TION.--v.t. TUBER'CULISE.--adjs. TUBER'CULOID; TUBER'CUL[=O]SED.--ns. TUBERCUL[=O]'SIS, a specific infective disease induced by the invasion of the Bacillus tuberculosis, and characterised by the presence of tubercle or other tubercular formations--consumption or phthisis; TUBER'CULUM, a tubercle. [L. tuberculum, dim. of tuber.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. [Latin] A small nodule; especially a small rough prominence upon a bone. Acoustic t., see Tuberculum acusticum. Genital t., see Genital. Gray t. of Rolando, a mass of gray matter into which the caput cornu posterioris expands in the medulla; forming a projection on the posterior surface of the latter. Laminated t., the nodule of the cerebellum. T. of Lower, see Lower’s tubercle. na
  20. [Latin] A circumscribed solid elevation of the skin larger than a papule; i. e., varying in size from 3 to 20 mm.; as Syphilitic t’s. Anatomical t., Dissection t., Post-mortem t., see under Dissection. na
  21. [Latin] An infective neoplasm, probably a granuloma, although by many regarded as a variety of lymphoma, consisting in its typical form (Gray t., Miliary t.) of a grayish translucent mass of small round cells (interspersed, according to some, with a reticulated connective tissue) containing often giant cells and surrounded by a zone of proliferating tissue (spindle-shaped and multinucleated connective-tissue cells). Resorption t., a miliary t. developing in the lymph-passages close to another (primary) miliary t. Yellow t. (Crude t.), a larger mass of yellow, friable, caseous material representing according to many, the later stages of the first form, which is very prone to undergo caseous degeneration. Both forms contain the T. bacillus (see Bacillus tuberculosis), the specific irritation due to which is the cause of the formation of t’s. na
  22. Small rounded projection esp. of bone; small granular tumour or nodule formed within the substance of an organ, tending to degeneration& (in lungs &c.) to production of pulmonary consumption &c.; (Bot.) wart-like excrescence, small tuber. Hence tubercled, tubercular, tuberculate (d), tuberculoid, tubercu-lose, tuberculous, aa. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. Any mass of small rounded nodules produced by the bacillus of tuberculosis. American pocket medical dictionary.
  24. A nodule or small eminence. American pocket medical dictionary.
  25. In anatomy, blunt and rounded end of a bone; also a small rounded eminence on a bone or other part. See also tuberosity. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  26. In dermatology, a little nodule in the skin produced by a morbid deposit or growth in the corium or subcutaneous tissue. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  27. In pathology, a small granular body, varying in diameter from 1/20 mm. to 3 mm. Its consistence is hard, and when fresh it is transparent, but it later becomes opaque, and yellowish at the center. The t. is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis, and is produced by the bacillus of tuberculosis. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  28. In dentistry, a small rounded eminence on the occlusal surface of a molar tooth. A cusp. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  29. [L.] (Med.) A morbid granular deposit, on lungs, brain, abdomen, etc., destroying the tissue affected. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  30. n. [Latin] A small swelling or excrescence; pimple; –a small mass or aggregation of diseased matter; especially, the deposit which accompanies scrofula or phthisis. Cabinet Dictionary

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