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tuberculin test

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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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Origin of tuberculin test

First recorded in 1900–05
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tuberculin test in Medicine

tuberculin test

n.
  1. Any of various skin tests used to determine infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, in which tuberculin or its purified protein is introduced into the skin by injection or tines.
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