open tuberculosis


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open tuberculosis

[′ō·pən tə‚bər·kyə′lō·səs]
(medicine)
Tuberculosis in which tubercle bacilli are being discharged from the body; tuberculosis capable of transmission to other persons.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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