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Meaning of tubercle

tu•ber•cle

Pronunciation: (t'bur-kul, ty'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a small rounded projection or excrescence, as on a bone or on the surface of the body.
    1. a small, firm, rounded nodule or swelling.
    2. such a swelling as the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis.
  2. a tuberlike swelling or nodule.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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