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tuberculosis

tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

tuberculosis

pronunciation:
tu buhrk y lo sihs [or] t buhrk y lo sihs
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part of speech: noun
definition: a contagious disease of human beings and some animals, caused by a bacterium and characterized by the formation of tubercles on body tissues, esp. in the lungs; TB.
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The word tuberculosis contains the following part:
-osis Greek noun-forming suffix that means condition (usually medical)
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The suffix -osis attaches to Greek roots. Many nouns ending in "-osis " have a corresponding adjective form ending in -otic (neurosis : neurotic).