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Pronunciation: (tOO'bur-kul, tyOO'-), [key]
1. a small rounded projection or excrescence, as on a bone or on the surface of the body.
2. Pathol.
a. a small, firm, rounded nodule or swelling.
b. such a swelling as the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis.
3. Bot.a tuberlike swelling or nodule.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

tube railwaytubercle bacillus
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