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Definitions of tubercular

  1. constituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus; "a tubercular child"; "tuberculous patients"; "tubercular meningitis" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. relating to tuberculosis or those suffering from it; "a tubercular hospital" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. pertaining to or of the nature of a normal tuberosity or tubercle; "a tubercular process for the attachment of a ligament or muscle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Having tubercles; affected with tubercles; tubercled; tuberculate. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Like a tubercle; as, a tubercular excrescence. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Full of, like, or pertaining to, the small growths called tubercles; affected with tuberculosis, or consumption. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Full of tubercles; characterised by, or affected with, tubercles. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Full of knobs or tubercles; affected with tubercles. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Full of small knobs or tubercles; caused by tubercles, as consumption; prone to generate tubercles. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for tubercular

  1. You mean he's tubercular – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
  2. He spoke huskily; a physician would instantly have suspected he was tubercular – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham