Definitions of tubercle
  1. noun
    small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant
    synonyms: nodule
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    type of:
    enation, plant process
    a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
  2. noun
    a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
    synonyms: eminence, tuberosity
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    deltoid eminence, deltoid tuberosity
    a bump on the outside of the humerus where the deltoid muscle attaches
    type of:
    appendage, outgrowth, process
    a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
  3. noun
    a swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis
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    type of:
    any localized abnormal structural change in a bodily part
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