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English noun: T.B.

1. T.B. (state) infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)

SynonymsTB, tuberculosis

Broader (hypernym)infectious disease

Narrower (hyponym)consumption, king's evil, lupus vulgaris, miliary tuberculosis, phthisis, Pott's disease, pulmonary tuberculosis, scrofula, struma, wasting disease, white plague

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