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Mantoux test

[man-too, man-too; French mahn-too] /mænˈtu, ˈmæn tu; French mɑ̃ˈtu/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
a test for tuberculosis in which a hypersensitive reaction to an intracutaneous injection of tuberculin indicates a previous or current infection.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; named after C. Mantoux (1877-1947), French physician
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Mantoux test

/mænˈtuː; French mɑ̃tu/
noun
1.
(med) a test for determining the presence of a tubercular infection by injecting tuberculin into the skin
Word Origin
C19: named after C. Mantoux, French physician (1877–1956)
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Mantoux test in Medicine

Mantoux test n.
A tuberculin test in which a small amount of tuberculin is injected under the skin.

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