(noun, adjective)


1. characterized by the presence of tuberculosis lesions or tubercles

- tubercular leprosy

2. pertaining to or of the nature of a normal tuberosity or tubercle

- a tubercular process for the attachment of a ligament or muscle

3. relating to tuberculosis or those suffering from it

- a tubercular hospital

4. constituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus

- a tubercular child

- tuberculous patients

- tubercular meningitis

Similar word(s): ill, sick, tuberculous


1. a person with pulmonary tuberculosis

Similar word(s): consumptive, lunger

Definition categories: person, sufferer