(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 leprosy — n the one of the two major forms of leprosy that is characterized by the presence of few or no Hansen s bacilli in the lesions, by the loss of sensation in affected areas of the skin, and by a positive skin reaction to lepromin and that is usu.… …   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

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