Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tuberculosis

1 sense of tuberculosis

Sense 1
tuberculosis, TB, 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)

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