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
Words nearby tuberculin test
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Medical definitions for tuberculin test
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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