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tuberculin

[too-bur-kyuh-lin, tyoo-] /tʊˈbɜr kyə lɪn, tyʊ-/
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.
Origin of tuberculin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Latin tūbercul(um) tubercle + -in2
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tuberculin

/tjʊˈbɜːkjʊlɪn/
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·ber·cu·lin (tu-bûr'kyə-lĭn, tyu-)
n.
A sterile liquid culture containing proteins of tubercle bacilli used chiefly in diagnostic tests for tuberculosis.

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