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tuberculinize

[too-bur-kyuh-luh-nahyz, tyoo-]
verb (used with object), tu·ber·cu·lin·ized, tu·ber·cu·lin·iz·ing.
  1. to inoculate with tuberculin.
  2. to cause to form tubercles.
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verb (used without object), tu·ber·cu·lin·ized, tu·ber·cu·lin·iz·ing.
  1. to form tubercles.
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Also especially British, tu·ber·cu·lin·ise.

Origin of tuberculinize

First recorded in 1890–95; tuberculin + -ize
Related formstu·ber·cu·lin·i·za·tion, tu·ber·cu·li·na·tion, noun
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