T.B.


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Tb 1

The symbol for terbium.

Tb 2

abbr. Bible
Tobit

TB

abbr.
1. tailback
2. terabyte
3. trial balance
4. also t.b.
a. tubercle bacillus
b. tuberculosis
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Noun1.t.b. - infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)T.B. - infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
Pott's disease - TB of the spine with destruction of vertebrae resulting in curvature of the spine
miliary tuberculosis - acute tuberculosis characterized by the appearance of tiny tubercles on one or more organs of the body (presumably resulting from tubercle bacilli being spread in the bloodstream)
phthisis, pulmonary tuberculosis, wasting disease, white plague, consumption - involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
king's evil, struma - a form of tuberculosis characterized by swellings of the lymphatic glands
lupus vulgaris - tuberculosis of the skin; appears first on the face and heals slowly leaving deep scars
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References in classic literature ?
If he sits around them picture-shows much more he'll develop the T.B. For the good of his health, an' mine an' yours, an' all of us, we got to get up anchor pretty soon an' hit out for the home of the trade winds that kiss you through an' through with the salt an' the life of the sea."
Teachers noted that he didn't follow instructions, didn't participate in class, and had missing and incomplete assignments.<br />In high school, T.B.'s performance continued to decline.