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tuberculin test

noun
1.
a test for tuberculosis in which a hypersensitive reaction to a given quantity of tuberculin indicates a past or present infection.
Origin of tuberculin test
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • This being the case, it should not be necessary to force the tuberculin test upon owners.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • In such dairies the tuberculin test is used at regular intervals, and the herd inspected frequently by competent veterinarians.

  • It is at this stage that the tuberculin test comes to the aid of the stockman.

  • Inspectors may subject any cattle showing symptoms of tuberculosis to the tuberculin test before allowing them to enter.

  • That the tuberculin test is a wonderfully accurate method of determining whether an animal is affected with tuberculosis.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • It is by no means our opinion that the disease has been stimulated or aggravated by the application of the tuberculin test.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • The tuberculin test came into existence through the most careful and thorough scientific experimentation.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • I have seen nothing to lead me to believe that the tuberculin test had any injurious influence on the course of the disease.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • It works on the same principle as the tuberculin test for tuberculosis.

    Being Well-Born Michael F. Guyer
  • Many stock owners still entertain an ignorant and unwarranted dread of the tuberculin test.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
tuberculin test in Medicine

tuberculin test n.
Any of various skin tests used to determine infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, in which tuberculin or its purified protein is introduced into the skin by injection or tines.

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