TB

Primary Meanings of TB

1.
n
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)
2.
n
a unit of information equal to 1000 gigabytes or 10^12 (1,000,000,000,000) bytes
Full Definitions of TB
1

n 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)

Synonyms:
T.B., tuberculosis
Types:
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Pott's disease
TB of the spine with destruction of vertebrae resulting in curvature of the spine
miliary tuberculosis
acute tuberculosis characterized by the appearance of tiny tubercles on one or more organs of the body (presumably resulting from tubercle bacilli being spread in the bloodstream)
consumption, phthisis, pulmonary tuberculosis, wasting disease, white plague
involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
king's evil, scrofula, struma
a form of tuberculosis characterized by swellings of the lymphatic glands
lupus vulgaris
tuberculosis of the skin; appears first on the face and heals slowly leaving deep scars
Type of:
infectious disease
a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
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n a unit of information equal to 1000 gigabytes or 10^12 (1,000,000,000,000) bytes

Synonyms:
terabyte
Type of:
computer memory unit
a unit for measuring computer memory

n a unit of information equal to 1024 gibibytes or 2^40 (1,099,511,627,776) bytes

Synonyms:
TiB, tebibyte, terabyte
Type of:
computer memory unit
a unit for measuring computer memory

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