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A tubercle is a small rounded point of a bone. It also refers to a nodule attached to bone, mucous membrane (moist layer lining parts of the body), or skin.

The term "tubercle" is less commonly used to refer to skin irritation resulting from a tuberculosis (TB) infection.

Update Date 1/31/2015