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tuberculin test

noun

  1. a test for tuberculosis in which a hypersensitive reaction to a given quantity of tuberculin indicates a past or present infection.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tuberculin test1

First recorded in 1900–05

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Example Sentences

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

Many stock owners still entertain an ignorant and unwarranted dread of the tuberculin test.

It works on the same principle as the tuberculin test for tuberculosis.

It is at this stage that the tuberculin test comes to the aid of the stockman.

The larger cities have also recognized the impossibility of requiring the tuberculin test of all cattle furnishing milk.

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