secondary tuberculosis n.
Tuberculosis occurring in adults and characterized by lesions near the apex of an upper lobe of the lung that may cavitate or heal with scarring; it may be result from reinfection with the tubercle bacillus or from reactivation of a dormant endogenous infection.
- Secondary tympanic membrane
secondary tympanic membrane n. The membrane closing the fenestra of the cochlea of the ear. Also called Scarpa’s membrane.
- Secondary union
secondary union n. See healing by second intention.
- Secondary virginity
noun See revirginization
noun, Botany. 1. the innermost part of a plant cell wall, deposited after the wall has ceased to increase in surface area.