Definition of Tubercle bacillus

1. Noun. Cause of tuberculosis.

Exact synonyms: Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
Generic synonyms: Mycobacteria, Mycobacterium



Medical Definition of Tubercle bacillus

1. The Gram-positive bacterium that causes tuberculosis. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tubercle Bacillus

tuber ischiadicum
tuber maxillae
tuber of ischium
tuber of vermis
tuber omentale
tuber parietale
tuber radii
tuber root
tuber valvulae
tuber vermis
tuber zygomaticum
tuberal
tuberal nuclei
tubercidin
tubercle
tubercle bacillus (current term)
tubercle of anterior scalene muscle
tubercle of iliac crest
tubercle of nucleus gracilis
tubercle of rib
tubercle of saddle
tubercle of scaphoid bone
tubercle of tooth
tubercle of trapezium
tubercle of upper lip
tubercled
tubercles
tubercula
tubercula dolorosa
tubercular

Literary usage of Tubercle bacillus

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"... and a dry and sandy sub-soil, have a distinct influence in arresting the virulence of the tubercle-bacillus ; that darkness somewhat interferes with ..."

2. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1918)
"The leprosy bacillus may be distinguished from the tubercle bacillus by the following points: 1. The presence ordinarily of huge numbers of bacilli often ..."

3. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1921)
"CHAPTER XXII THE tubercle bacillus No disease is so wide-spread or occasions so much distress and economic loss as tuberculosis. ..."

4. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1918)
"CHAPTER XXIII THE tubercle bacillus No disease is so wide-spread or occasions so much distress and economic loss as tuberculosis. ..."

5. A Text-book of Bacteriology: A Practical Treatise for Students and by Philip Hanson Hiss, Hans Zinsser (1918)
"It was not until 1882, however, that Koch1 succeeded in isolating and cultivating the tubercle bacillus. Baumgarten * had previously seen the bacillus in ..."

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