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Tubercle

Definition

A tubercle is a small rounded point of a bone. It also refers to a nodule attached to bone, mucous membrane (moist layer lining parts of the body), or skin.

The term "tubercle" is less commonly used to refer to skin irritation resulting from a tuberculosis (TB) infection.

References

Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company; 2017. www.tabers.com/tabersonline. Accessed January 27, 2017.