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tubercle

noun

1 tubercle

A swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis.



2 tubercle

Small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant.

synonym: nodule.

3 tubercle

A protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament.

synonyms: eminence, tuberosity.

Roget 250: convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion; camber, cahot [U.S.].    thank-ye-ma'am [U.S.].    swell.    intumescence; ... show more

Dutch: knolletje
Polish: guz


Moby thesaurus: abscess, aposteme, bed sore, bilge, blain, bleb, blister, blob, boil, boss, bow, bubble, bubo, bulb, bulbil, bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, bunion ... show more.

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