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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.

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Nearby words

tindal, william, tinder, tinderbox, tindery, tine, tine test, tinea, tinea barbae, tinea capitis, tinea corporis, 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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