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tuberculosis Full Definition
tuberculosis Full Definition Definition of tuberculosis Define tuberculosis
tuberculosis (TB) – /tjʊˌbəːkjʊˈləʊsɪs/ – noun : an infectious bacterial disease characterized by the growth of nodules (tubercles) in the tissues, especially the lungs. : is an infectious disease usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) bacteria. Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. : : : Tuberculosis is spread through the air when people who have active TB in their lungs cough, spit, speak, or sneeze. : any of the infectious diseases of man and other animals caused by species of MYCOBACTERIUM.