tuberculin

tuberculin

[too-bur-kyuh-lin, tyoo-]
noun Medicine/Medical.
a sterile liquid prepared from cultures of the tubercle bacillus, used in the diagnosis and, formerly, in the treatment of tuberculosis.

Origin:
1890–95; < Latin tūbercul(um) tubercle + -in2

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tuberculin (tjʊˈbɜːkjʊlɪn)
 
n
a sterile liquid prepared from cultures of attenuated tubercle bacillus and used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis

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tuberculin tu·ber·cu·lin (tu-bûr'kyə-lĭn, tyu-)
n.
A sterile liquid culture containing proteins of tubercle bacilli used chiefly in diagnostic tests for tuberculosis.

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