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tuberculinize

[too-bur-kyuh-luh-nahyz, tyoo-]
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verb (used with object), tu·ber·cu·lin·ized, tu·ber·cu·lin·iz·ing.
  1. to inoculate with tuberculin.
  2. to cause to form tubercles.
verb (used without object), tu·ber·cu·lin·ized, tu·ber·cu·lin·iz·ing.
  1. to form tubercles.
Also especially British, tu·ber·cu·lin·ise.

Origin of tuberculinize

First recorded in 1890–95; tuberculin + -ize
Related formstu·ber·cu·lin·i·za·tion, tu·ber·cu·li·na·tion, noun
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