from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A tuberculin test in which a small amount of tuberculin is injected under the skin.
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- proper noun (Med.) A skin test for hypersensitivity to tuberculin. It determines whether there is or has been any infection with tubercle bacilli.
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- noun immunology A
skin testfor tuberculosis, involving an injection of PPD (purified protein derivative).
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- noun 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
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After Charles Mantoux, (1877–1947), French physician.]
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Named for Charles Mantoux (1877-1947), French physicist.
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