Tubercle bacillus

Definition of Tubercle bacillus

(Med.) a minute vegetable organism (Mycobacterium tuberculosis, formerly Bacillus tuberculosis, and also called Koch's bacillus) discovered by Koch, a German physician, in the sputum of consumptive patients and in tuberculous tissue. It is the causative agent of tuberculosis.

See also: Tubercle

Related Words

mycobacteria, mycobacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis
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