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tuberculin

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noun tu·ber·cu·lin \tu̇-ˈbər-kyə-lən, tyu̇-\

Definition of tuberculin

  1. :  a sterile liquid containing the growth products of or specific substances extracted from the tubercle bacillus and used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis especially in children and cattle



Origin and Etymology of tuberculin

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1890


Medical Dictionary

tuberculin

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noun tu·ber·cu·lin \t(y)u̇-ˈbər-kyə-lən\

Medical Definition of tuberculin

  1. :  a sterile solution containing the growth products of or specific substances extracted from the tubercle bacillus and used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis—see old tuberculin, purified protein derivative




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