[man-too, man-too; French mahn-too]
- a test for tuberculosis in which a hypersensitive reaction to an intracutaneous injection of tuberculin indicates a previous or current infection.
Origin of Mantoux test
1930–35; named after C. Mantoux (1877–1947), French physician
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- med a test for determining the presence of a tubercular infection by injecting tuberculin into the skin
C19: named after C. Mantoux, French physician (1877–1956)
Mantoux test(măn-tōō′, män-)
- A tuberculin test in which a small amount of tuberculin is injected under the skin.