Mantoux test

[ man-too, man-too; French mahn-too ]
/ mænˈtu, ˈmæn tu; French mɑ̃ˈtu /

noun Medicine/Medical.

a test for tuberculosis in which a hypersensitive reaction to an intracutaneous injection of tuberculin indicates a previous or current infection.


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Origin of Mantoux test

1930–35; named after C. Mantoux (1877–1947), French physician Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for mantoux test

Mantoux test
/ (mænˈtuː, French mɑ̃tu) /


med a test for determining the presence of a tubercular infection by injecting tuberculin into the skin

Word Origin for Mantoux test

C19: named after C. Mantoux, French physician (1877–1956)
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Medical definitions for mantoux test

Mantoux test
[ măn-tōō, män- ]


A tuberculin test in which a small amount of tuberculin is injected under the skin.
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