Definitions for tubercleˈtu bər kəl, ˈtyu-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tu•ber•cleˈtu bər kəl, ˈtyu-(n.)
a small rounded projection or excrescence, as on a bone or on the surface of the body.
a small, firm, rounded nodule or swelling. such a swelling as the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis.
a tuberlike swelling or nodule on a plant.
Origin of tubercle:
1570–80; < L tūberculum. See tuber1, -cle1
a swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis
small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant
tuberosity, tubercle, eminence(noun)
a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
A round nodule, small eminence, or warty outgrowth found on bones especially for the attachment of a muscle or ligament. A small elevation on the surface of a tooth.
A small rounded wartlike protuberance of the roots of some leguminous plants; the lip of certain orchids, cacti.
A small rounded nodule forming the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis.
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
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