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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: tubercle bacillus(0.01058 detik)
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English → English (WordNet)
Definition: tubercle bacillus
n : cause of tuberculosis [syn: Mycobacterium tuberculosis]
English → English (gcide)
Definition: Tubercle bacillus
Tubercle \Tu"ber*cle\, n. [L. tuberculum, dim. of tuber: cf. F.
tubercule, OF. also tubercle. See Tuber.]
1. 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.
2. (Med.) 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.
Tubercle bacillus (Med.), a minute vegetable organism
(Mycobacterium tuberculosis, formerly Bacillus tuberculosis
, and also called Koch's bacillus)
discovered by Koch, a German physician, in the sputum of
consumptive patients and in tuberculous tissue. It is the
causative agent of tuberculosis.
[1913 Webster +PJC]