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Meaning of TB

Pronunciation:  'tee'bee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a unit of information equal to one trillion (1,000,000,000,000) bytes
  2. [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)
  3. [n]  a metallic element of the rare earth group; used in lasers; occurs in apatite and monazite and xenotime and ytterbite

TB is a 2 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: atomic number 65, T.B., terabyte, terbium, tuberculosis
 See Also: apatite, computer memory unit, consumption, gadolinite, GB, gigabyte, infectious disease, king's evil, lupus vulgaris, metal, metallic element, miliary tuberculosis, monazite, phthisis, Pott's disease, pulmonary tuberculosis, scrofula, struma, wasting disease, white plague, ytterbite



Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A highly infectious, potentially fatal disease of humans and animals caused by the Gram-positive bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB causes the formation of hard nodules (tubercules) and crusty dead spots in lung and bone tissue. People suffering from tuberculosis exhibit symptoms such as a bad cough and wasting debility. Prior to the development of antibiotics such as penicillin, TB was known as "consumption" and was widely feared. Now, because TB infection is on the rise again as a common secondary infection accompanying AIDS, antibiotic-resistant strains have developed which could potentially cause major epidemics in the near future if alternate treatments aren't found.