Tubercle vs Apophysitis - What's the difference?

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In pathology|lang=en terms the difference between tubercle and apophysitis

is that tubercle is (pathology) a small rounded nodule forming the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis while apophysitis is (pathology) inflammation of an apophysis, a bony tubercle.

As nouns the difference between tubercle and apophysitis

is that tubercle is (anatomy) a round nodule, small eminence, or warty outgrowth, especially those found on bones for the attachment of a muscle or ligament or small elevations on the surface of a tooth while apophysitis is (pathology) inflammation of an apophysis, a bony tubercle.

tubercle

Noun

(en noun)
  • (anatomy) A round nodule, small eminence, or warty outgrowth, especially those found on bones for the attachment of a muscle or ligament or small elevations on the surface of a tooth.
  • (botany) A small rounded wartlike protuberance of the roots of some leguminous plants; the lip of certain orchids, cacti.
  • (pathology) A small rounded nodule forming the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis.
  • Synonyms

    * tuberculum * tuberosity * eminence * nodule

    apophysitis

    English

    Noun

  • (pathology) Inflammation of an apophysis, a bony tubercle.
  • See also

    * (Osgood-Schlatter disease)