(neural) leprosy (too-ber\'ku-loid)
A mild, nonprogressive form of leprosy that is associated with delayed-type hypersensitivity to antigens on the surface of Mycobacterium leprae. It is characterized by early nerve damage and regions of the skin that have lost sensation and are surrounded by a border of nodules.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • tuberculoid — TUBERCULOÍD, Ă adj. (med.) În formă de tubercul. [pron. lo id. / < fr. tuberculoïde]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  TUBERCULOÍD, Ă adj. (despre bacili) în formă de tuberculi, în afara celor ai tuberculozei şi ai leprei. (< …   Dicționar Român

  • Tuberculoid — Tu*ber cu*loid, a. [Tuberculum + oid.] (Med.) Resembling a tubercle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tuberculoid — [too bʉr′kyə loid΄, təbʉr′kyə loid΄] adj. resembling a tubercle or tuberculosis …   English World dictionary

  • tuberculoid — adjective resembling tuberculosis tuberculoid lesions tuberculoid leprosy • Pertains to noun: ↑tuberculosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • tuberculoid — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1923 resembling tuberculosis especially in the presence of tubercles < tuberculoid leprosy > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tuberculoid — Resembling tuberculosis or a tubercle. [tuberculo + G. eidos, resemblance] * * * tu·ber·cu·loid t(y)u̇ bər kyə .lȯid adj 1) resembling tuberculosis and esp. the tubercles characteristic of it 2) of, relating to, characterized by, or affected… …   Medical dictionary

  • tuberculoid — /too berr kyeuh loyd , tyoo /, adj. 1. resembling a tubercle. 2. resembling tuberculosis. [1890 95; < L tubercul(um) TUBERCLE or TUBERCUL(OSIS) + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • tuberculoid — adjective a) Of, pertaining to, or resembling a tubercule b) Of or pertaining to tuberculosis …   Wiktionary

  • tuberculoid — adj. resembling a nodule; resembling tuberculosis …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tuberculoid — [tjʊ bə:kjʊlɔɪd] adjective Medicine 1》 resembling tuberculosis. 2》 relating to or denoting the milder of the two principal forms of leprosy, marked by few, well defined lesions similar to those of tuberculosis. Compare with lepromatous …   English new terms dictionary

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