tubercle


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tu·ber·cle

 (to͞o′bər-kəl, tyo͞o′-)
n.
1. A small rounded projecting part or outgrowth, such as a wartlike excrescence on the roots of some leguminous plants or a knoblike process in the skin or on a bone.
2. Medicine A nodule or swelling, especially a mass of lymphocytes and epithelioid cells forming the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis.

[Latin tūberculum, diminutive of tūber, lump; see tuber.]

tubercle

(ˈtjuːbəkəl) or

tuberculum

n
1. (Botany) any small rounded nodule or elevation, esp on the skin, on a bone, or on a plant
2. (Pathology) any small rounded pathological lesion of the tissues, esp one characteristic of tuberculosis
[C16: from Latin tūberculum a little swelling, diminutive of tuber]

tu•ber•cle

(ˈtu bər kəl, ˈtyu-)

n.
1. a small rounded projection or excrescence, as on a bone or on the surface of the body.
2.
a. a small, firm, rounded nodule or swelling.
b. such a swelling as the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis.
3. a tuberlike swelling or nodule on a plant.
[1570–80; < Latin tūberculum. See tuber1, -cle1]

tu·ber·cle

(to͞o′bər-kəl)
A small rounded projection or swelling, as on the roots of legumes or on skin or a bone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tubercle - a swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosistubercle - a swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis
lesion - any localized abnormal structural change in a bodily part
2.tubercle - small rounded wartlike protuberance on a planttubercle - small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant
plant process, enation - a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
3.tubercle - a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligamenttubercle - a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
deltoid eminence, deltoid tuberosity - a bump on the outside of the humerus where the deltoid muscle attaches
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
Translations

tubercle

[ˈtjuːbəkl] N (all senses) → tubérculo m

tubercle

n (Bot) → Knoten m, → Knötchen nt; (Med also) → Tuberkel m

tu·ber·cle

n. tubérculo.
1. nódulo pequeño;
2. pequeña prominencia de un hueso;
3. lesión producida por el bacilo de la tuberculosis.
References in classic literature ?
They belonged to the tubercle kind which are peculiar to the Indian seas.
They say that in consumption the tubercles sometimes occur in the brain; it's a pity I know nothing of medicine.
 Their lungs full of tubercles, bladders of stones;
Tuberculosis is a disease caused by bacterium so-called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is mainly acquired by inhalation of infectious droplet containing viable tubercle bacilli.
The extra tubercle occuring on the buccal surface of upper and lower premolar and molar teeth is called paramolar tubercle (PT) (Bolk, 1914; Dahlberg, 1950).
Their topics include anteromedial tibial tubercle transfer, meniscal repair using an all-inside technique, graft harvest techniques for knee ligament reconstruction, single-bundle transtibial posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, posterolateral corner reconstruction with fibular-based tunnel, and surgical techniques for osterochondritis dissecans in the skeletally immature.
Vertex of head not extending beyond basal antennal segment; produced as rounded tubercle with concave sides, not notched beneath
But it is now known that thyroid surgery has to be done meticulously removing the whole of thyroid gland, including pyramidal lobe and tubercle of Zuckerkandl.
8 Greenwood and Fox in 1973 on "a comparison of methods for staining tubercle bacilli in histological sections" showed 33 out of 70 (47%) tuberculous morphology cases being positive for AFB on ZN staining.
5 larger than tympanum diameter; subarticular tubercles conical, elevated, none bifid; supernumerary tubercles small, conical; elevated ridge of coalesced tubercles between palmar tubercle and first subarticular tubercle of Finger IV; prepollex not projecting; palmar tubercle large, flat; ulnar tubercles large coalesced forming ulnar ridge; few scattered tubercles on ventral surface of ulna near hand.
More extensive approaches, including quadriceps snip, quadriceps turndown, and tibial tubercle osteotomy, are considered among the surgical options in revision TKA.