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The biggest public health challenge is rebuilding health systems. In other words, if you look at cholera or maternal mortality or tuberculosis in Haiti, they're major problems in Haiti, but the biggest problem is rebuilding systems.
Paul Farmer

Meaning of "tuberculosis" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TUBERCULOSIS

From New Latin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TUBERCULOSIS

tuberculosis  [tjʊˌbɜːkjʊˈləʊsɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TUBERCULOSIS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tuberculosis is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TUBERCULOSIS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis, MTB, or TB, in the past also called phthisis, phthisis pulmonalis, or consumption, is a common, and in many cases fatal, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis typically attacks the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. It is spread through the air when people who have an active TB infection cough, sneeze, or otherwise transmit respiratory fluids through the air. Most infections do not have symptoms, known as latent tuberculosis. About one in ten latent infections eventually progresses to active disease which, if left untreated, kills more than 50% of those so infected. The classic symptoms of active TB infection are a chronic cough with blood-tinged sputum, fever, night sweats, and weight loss. Infection of other organs causes a wide range of symptoms. Diagnosis of active TB relies on radiology, as well as microscopic examination and microbiological culture of body fluids. Diagnosis of latent TB relies on the tuberculin skin test and/or blood tests.

Definition of tuberculosis in the English dictionary

The definition of tuberculosis in the dictionary is a communicable disease caused by infection with the tubercle bacillus, most frequently affecting the lungs Also called: consumption, phthisis, TB.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TUBERCULOSIS


alkalosis
ˌælkəˈləʊsɪs
anchylosis
ˌæŋkɪˈləʊsɪs
ankylosis
ˌæŋkɪˈləʊsɪs
aspergillosis
æˌspɜːdʒɪˈləʊsɪs
brucellosis
ˌbruːsɪˈləʊsɪs
diverticulosis
ˌdaɪvəˌtɪkjʊˈləʊsɪs
dulosis
djuːˈləʊsɪs
furunculosis
fjʊˌrʌŋkjʊˈləʊsɪs
granulosis
ˌɡrænjʊˈləʊsɪs
haplosis
hæpˈləʊsɪs
pediculosis
pɪˌdɪkjʊˈləʊsɪs
psilosis
sɪˈləʊsɪs
ptilosis
tɪˈləʊsɪs
salmonellosis
ˌsælmənɛˈləʊsɪs
shigellosis
ˌʃɪɡəˈləʊsɪs
spondylosis
ˌspɒndɪˈləʊsɪs
strongylosis
ˌstrɒndʒəˈləʊsɪs
torulosis
ˌtɔːjʊˈləʊsɪs
tylosis
taɪˈləʊsɪs
ulosis
juːˈləʊsɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TUBERCULOSIS

tubercula
tubercular
tubercular meningitis
tubercularly
tuberculate
tuberculately
tuberculation
tuberculin
tuberculin-tested
tuberculisation
tuberculise
tuberculization
tuberculize
tuberculoid
tuberculoma
tuberculomata
tuberculose
tuberculous
tuberculously
tuberculum

WORDS THAT END LIKE TUBERCULOSIS

actinobacillosis
agranulosis
anadiplosis
babesiosis
berylliosis
cyclosis
diagnosis
diplosis
epanadiplosis
false ankylosis
fibrosis
kyllosis
multiple sclerosis
necrosis
osmosis
osteoporosis
prognosis
sarcoidosis
sclerosis
spirillosis

Synonyms and antonyms of tuberculosis in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TUBERCULOSIS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «tuberculosis» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of tuberculosis

Translation of «tuberculosis» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TUBERCULOSIS

Find out the translation of tuberculosis to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tuberculosis from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tuberculosis» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

肺结核
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tuberculosis
570 millions of speakers

English

tuberculosis
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तपेदिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سُلّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

туберкулез
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tuberculose
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যক্ষ্মারোগ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tuberculose
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Batuk kering
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tuberkulose
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

結核
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

결핵
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tuberkulosis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bệnh lao
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காசநோய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्षयरोग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tüberküloz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tubercolosi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gruźlica
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

туберкульоз
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tuberculoză
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φυματίωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tuberkulose
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

tuberkulos
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tuberkulose
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tuberculosis

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TUBERCULOSIS»

The term «tuberculosis» is very widely used and occupies the 20.210 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TUBERCULOSIS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «tuberculosis» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «tuberculosis» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tuberculosis

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10 QUOTES WITH «TUBERCULOSIS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tuberculosis.
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Daniel Akaka
New drugs and surgical techniques offer promise in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer's, tuberculosis, AIDS, and a host of other life-threatening diseases. Animal research has been, and continues to be, fundamental to advancements in medicine.
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Kelsey Chow
My 94-year-old grandmother has always been so inspiring to me. She is kind, smart, brave, and independent. After graduating number one in her medical school class at a time when it was extremely rare for women to attend medical school, she worked with the World Health Organization in North Africa to eradicate tuberculosis.
3
Leon Edel
The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.
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Paul Farmer
The biggest public health challenge is rebuilding health systems. In other words, if you look at cholera or maternal mortality or tuberculosis in Haiti, they're major problems in Haiti, but the biggest problem is rebuilding systems.
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Paul Farmer
We've taken on the major health problems of the poorest - tuberculosis, maternal mortality, AIDS, malaria - in four countries. We've scored some victories in the sense that we've cured or treated thousands and changed the discourse about what is possible.
6
Max Heindel
Hysteria, epilepsy, tuberculosis, and cancer were all found to result from the erratic propensities of a past life.
7
Yahya Jammeh
As far as I am concerned, LGBT can only stand for leprosy, gonorrhea, bacteria, and tuberculosis, all of which are detrimental to human existence.
8
Tom Jones
Oh yeah, I would have been a coal miner, I would think, if I hadn't had tuberculosis when I was 12.
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Jim Yong Kim
If you look at three diseases, the three major killers, HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, the only disease for which we have really good drugs is HIV. And it's very simple: because there's a market in the United States and Europe.
10
Siddhartha Mukherjee
I wanted to explore cancer not just biologically, but metaphorically. The idea that tuberculosis in the 19th century possessed the same kind of frightening and decaying quality was very interesting to me, and it seemed that one could explore the idea that every age defined its own illness.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TUBERCULOSIS»

Discover the use of tuberculosis in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tuberculosis and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tuberculosis: A Comprehensive Clinical Reference
This book provides all the vital information you need to know about tuberculosis, especially in the face of drug-resistant strains of the disease.
H. Simon Schaaf, Alimuddin Zumla, 2009
2
Tuberculosis
This textbook on tuberculosis covers all aspects of the disease: epidemiology, microbiology, diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention. The main part of the book comprises very detailed and richly illustrated clinical chapters.
M. Monir Madkour, 2003
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Tuberculosis: pathogenesis, protection, and control
This book summarises the current state of knowledge about tuberculosis - its global importance, epidemiology, molecular biology and immunology - in a single book.
Barry R. Bloom, 1994
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Tuberculosis
The book begins with an essay discussing the importance of the social factors that influence the transmission and progression of TB. The following eight chapters focus on disease-specific information, historical and biographical ...
Carol A. Dyer, 2010
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Tuberculosis
Discusses the history of tuberculosis and its resurgence in the latter part of the twentieth century within the United States, and examines case histories, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease.
Diane Yancey, 2001
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Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis its Cause by William Howard Hay, Tuberculosis the Naturopathic Treatment by F.W. Collins, TB Won't Stay Wiped Out by Herbert M. Shelton, Tuberculosis by J.H. Tilden.
William H. Hay, 1996
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Tuberculosis
Provides an overview of tuberculosis, describing what it is, the history of the disease, what it is like to live with tuberculosis, and some of the available treatments.
Kristina Routh, 2004
8
Tuberculosis of the Skeletal System: Bones, Joints, Spine ...
This new edition has been added with fifty more new references and a dozen new illustrations. The book is divided into three parts.
S.M. Tuli, 2004
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New Topics in Tuberculosis Research
This book covers all aspects of the disease: epidemiology, microbiology, diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention. Leading research is presented from centres around the world.
Donald D. Spiegelburg, 2007
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The Bioarchaeology of Tuberculosis: A Global View on a ...
''With their evolutionary story of one of nature's most enduring and adaptable human pathogens, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, two eminent paleoepidemiologists lay to rest the misconception that our medical technology has and will continue to ...
Charlotte A. Roberts, Jane E. Buikstra, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TUBERCULOSIS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tuberculosis is used in the context of the following news items.
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Anesthesiologist Mocked Sedated Patient, Pays Big
... he'll get for being referred to by anesthesiologist Tiffany Ingham as "probably" having "tuberculosis in the penis": $50,000 for that tuberculosis comment alone, ... «Newser, Jun 15»
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Patient with drug-resistant tuberculosis being treated in Maryland
Seven weeks after arriving, the patient -- who also spent time in Missouri and Tennessee -- sought treatment and was diagnosed with active tuberculosis. «CNN, Jun 15»
3
Some Southport High School students, staff exposed to tuberculosis
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 22, 2015)– Southport High School parents received a call from Principal Barbara Brouwer Wednesday, informing them that some ... «Fox 59, Apr 15»
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'How Unromantic It Is To Die Of Tuberculosis In The 21st Century'
Few diseases illustrate the ongoing nature of this crisis better than tuberculosis, a highly transmissible airborne infection that kills more than 1.5 million people ... «NPR, Mar 15»
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27 People at Kansas High School Test Positive for Tuberculosis
More than two dozen people at a high school in Kansas have tested positive for tuberculosis. After about 300 students and staff at the school were tested, 27 of ... «TIME, Mar 15»
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Unlikely Marriage Of Diseases: TB And Diabetes Form A 'Co-Epidemic'
The world is facing a double-barreled pandemic reminiscent of the dual epidemic of tuberculosis and HIV that emerged in the 1980s – only potentially much ... «NPR, Oct 14»
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Improved data reveals higher global burden of tuberculosis
22 October 2014 ¦ GENEVA - Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, ... «World Health Organization, Oct 14»
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Surprise: After Illegal Immigration Wave, Tuberculosis Plagues El …
Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis infection after an employee at an El Paso hospital exposed hundreds of infants to the disease, according to a ... «Town Hall, Sep 14»
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More than 700 infants at risk of tuberculosis infection in Texas
An employee working at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Tex., may have exposed more than 700 infants to tuberculosis. Parents of potentially infected ... «Washington Post, Sep 14»
10
Officials in Texas testing babies for tuberculosis
EL PASO, Texas - Health officials in West Texas have begun testing some babies for tuberculosis after the revelation that more than 700 infants at an El Paso ... «CBS News, Sep 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tuberculosis [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tuberculosis>. Nov 2019 ».
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