tine test


noun

a screening test for tuberculosis in which an instrument having four sharp prongs dipped in tuberculin antigen is pressed into the skin of the forearm.

Nearby words

  1. tindal, william,
  2. tinder,
  3. tinderbox,
  4. tindery,
  5. tine,
  6. tinea,
  7. tinea barbae,
  8. tinea capitis,
  9. tinea corporis,
  10. tinea cruris

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Medicine definitions for tine test

tine test

n.

A tuberculin test in which the antigen is introduced into the skin by means of tines.

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