tuberculin

noun
tu·​ber·​cu·​lin | \ tu̇-ˈbər-kyə-lən How to pronounce tuberculin (audio) , 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

Examples of tuberculin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tuberculosis skin test requires an intradermal injection of liquid — 0.1 milliliter of a purified protein derivative called tuberculin — in the lower part of their arm, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. San Diego Union-Tribune, "16 Indianapolis students mistakenly injected with insulin," 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of tuberculin

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tuberculin was circa 1890

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“Tuberculin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuberculin. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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tuberculin

noun
tu·​ber·​cu·​lin | \ t(y)u̇-ˈbər-kyə-lən How to pronounce tuberculin (audio) \

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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