Mantoux test

Mantoux test

[man-too, man-too; French mahn-too]
noun Medicine/Medical.
a test for tuberculosis in which a hypersensitive reaction to an intracutaneous injection of tuberculin indicates a previous or current infection.

Origin:
1930–35; named after C. Mantoux (1877–1947), French physician

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Mantoux test (mænˈtuː, French mɑ̃tu)
 
n
med a test for determining the presence of a tubercular infection by injecting tuberculin into the skin
 
[C19: named after C. Mantoux, French physician (1877--1956)]

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

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