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Found Tuber 8 times.

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1. Tuber
A starchy storage organ (such as a potato) formed by swelling of an underground stem or the distal end of a root.

2. Tubercle
A small wart-like outgrowth.

3. Tuberculate
Covered with tubercle s.

4. Tuberculin
A protein extracted from the tuberculosis bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is used in tests to determine if a person has been exposed to the bacteria and is in danger of coming down with the disease.

5. Tuberculin test
A test for previous infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis .

6. Tuberculosis (TB)
A highly infectious, potentially fatal disease of humans and animals caused by the Gram-positive bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB causes the formation of hard nodules (tubercules) and crusty dead spots in lung and bone tissue. People suffering from tuberculosis exhibit symptoms such as a bad cough and wasting debility. Prior to the development of antibiotic s such as penicillin , TB was known as "consumption" and was widely feared. Now, because TB infection is on the rise again as a common secondary infection accompanying AIDS , antibiotic-resistant strains have developed which could potentially cause major epidemics in the near future if alternate treatments aren't found.

7. Tuberous
Swollen; of roots, tuber -like.

8. Tubers
Swollen underground stems in plants that store food, such as the irish potato.

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