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

First Known Use of tuberculin

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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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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