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tuberculin

[too-bur-kyuh-lin, tyoo-]
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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. a sterile liquid prepared from cultures of the tubercle bacillus, used in the diagnosis and, formerly, in the treatment of tuberculosis.
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Origin of tuberculin

1890–95; < Latin tūbercul(um) tubercle + -in2
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  • It works on the same principle as the tuberculin test for tuberculosis.

    Being Well-Born

    Michael F. Guyer

  • It is at this stage that the tuberculin test comes to the aid of the stockman.

  • In such dairies the tuberculin test is used at regular intervals, and the herd inspected frequently by competent veterinarians.

  • Inspectors may subject any cattle showing symptoms of tuberculosis to the tuberculin test before allowing them to enter.

  • Subsequent experiments showed that tuberculin exercised quite a different action to that of healing.


British Dictionary definitions for tuberculin

tuberculin

noun
  1. a sterile liquid prepared from cultures of attenuated tubercle bacillus and used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis
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tuberculin in Medicine

tuberculin

(tu-bûrkyə-lĭn)
n.
  1. A sterile liquid culture containing proteins of tubercle bacilli used chiefly in diagnostic tests for tuberculosis.
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