from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tuberculin test in which a small amount of tuberculin is injected under the skin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A skin test for tuberculosis, involving an injection of PPD (purified protein derivative).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A skin test for hypersensitivity to tuberculin. It determines whether there is or has been any infection with tubercle bacilli.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tuberculin (a derivative of tubercle bacillus) is injected intradermally; a red area appearing 1-3 days later signifies an exposure (past or present) to tubercle bacilli and the need for further testing


After Charles Mantoux (1877-1947), French physician.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named for Charles Mantoux (1877-1947), French physicist. (Wiktionary)


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