miliary tuberculosis
(mil\'e-a-re)
An acute form of tuberculosis in which small tubercles are formed in a number of organs of the body because of dissemination of M. tuberculosis throughout the body by the bloodstream. Also known as reactivation tuberculosis.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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