tuberculin

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

Definition of tuberculin

: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

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tuberculin

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

medical Definition of tuberculin

: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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