tuberculous

tuberculous
tuberculously, adv.
/too berr"kyeuh leuhs, tyoo-/, adj.
1. tubercular.
2. affected with tuberculosis: a hospital for tuberculous people.
[1740-50; < L tubercul(um) TUBERCLE + -OUS]

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