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Definition of Tuber

Tuber: A lump or bump. For example, the backward protrusion of the heel is called the tuber calcanei or, alternatively, the tuberosity of the calcaneus. Small tubers are a characteristic finding in tuberculosis, and tubers in the brain are seen in tuberous sclerosis.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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