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tubercle bacillus

n.
A rod-shaped aerobic bacterium (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that causes tuberculosis.
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tubercle bacillus

n
(Animals) a rodlike Gram-positive bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, that causes tuberculosis: family Mycobacteriaceae
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tu′bercle bacil`lus


n.
the bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, causing tuberculosis.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.tubercle bacillus - cause of tuberculosistubercle bacillus - cause of tuberculosis    
mycobacteria, mycobacterium - rod-shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases
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Pattern 45 is overrepresented in this population, which could suggest active transmission of this clone of tubercle bacilli in Martinique.
Tubercle bacilli were not found in the histopathological section.
The exudates in a cold abscess is composed of leucocytes, caseous material, bone and the tubercle bacilli. (6)
Hence, role of trauma cannot be underestimated, as the stratified squamous epithelium of oral cavity normally resists direct penetration of tubercle bacilli. In secondary tuberculosis, the oral manifestations are accompanied by lesion in lung, lymph nodes, or any other site of the body.
A total of 100 infertile women were clinically evaluated, premenstrual endometrial biopsy for histopathology, culture and tubercle bacilli polymerase chain reaction (TBPCR) was performed A majority of 58 women had primary infertility and 42 had secondary infertility.
This is due to the fact that like skeletal muscles and spleen it provides an infertile environment for survival and multiplication of tubercle bacilli (7).
Modes of spread of abdominal tuberculosis: By ingestion of food contaminated with tubercle bacilli causing primarily intestinal tuberculosis, ingestion of sputum containing tuberculosis bacteria from primary pulmonary focus causing secondary intestinal tuberculosis.
Multiple foci of tubercle bacilli lead to formation of multiple submucosal granulomas over the tympanic membrane.
In TBM tubercle bacilli results in cell mediated immune response which causes release of ADA by T cells but it is also released in other conditions which involve activation of cell mediated immunity.
It was caused by the inhaling of the tubercle bacilli of a person with increased susceptibility by being malnourished, living in a crowded environment, or had a compromised immune system.