- a test for tuberculosis in which a hypersensitive reaction to a given quantity of tuberculin indicates a past or present infection.
Origin of tuberculin test
First recorded in 1900–05
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- 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.