tubercle

Part of speech: noun

A small knob, as of bone.

Part of speech: noun

A small tumor, as in the lung.

Part of speech: adjective

Tubercular.

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Usage examples "tubercle":

  1. Certain cases of tuberculosis are undoubtedly caused by swallowing tubercle bacilli in the food, but the precise source and date of infection can be rarely, if ever, certainly established. - "Food Poisoning", Edwin Oakes Jordan.
  2. The navicular and cuboid are rotated medially around the anterior ends of the talus and calcaneus respectively, and the tubercle of the navicular comes to lie close to the medial malleolus. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
  3. " Gentlemen," said he, " I drink to the Tubercle Bacillus!" - "First Person Paramount", Ambrose Pratt.