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tuberculin

[ too-bur-kyuh-lin, tyoo- ]

noun

, Medicine/Medical.
  1. a sterile liquid prepared from cultures of the tubercle bacillus, used in the diagnosis and, formerly, in the treatment of tuberculosis.


tuberculin

/ tjʊˈbɜːkjʊlɪn /

noun

  1. a sterile liquid prepared from cultures of attenuated tubercle bacillus and used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tuberculin1

1890–95; < Latin tūbercul ( um ) tubercle + -in 2
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Example Sentences

I was fascinated and horrified by the hospital scenes in the book, when Conan Doyle is visiting people treated with tuberculin.

The relation of bovine to human tuberculosis and the ocular tuberculin reaction receive extensive consideration.

At first he thought tuberculin cured the disease; but this was an error.

Tuberculin may be tried in severe and obstinate cases, but its use is not without danger.

I need scarcely tell you that I gave myself copious injections of tuberculin and spat a considerable number of bacilli.

If they run with the cattle of the farm a tuberculin test of all the cattle is none the less desirable.

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