Definition of "tuberculin" [tu•ber•cu•lin]

  • (noun) A sterile liquid containing proteins extracted from cultures of tubercle bacilli and used in tests for tuberculosis.

Use "tuberculin" in a sentence

  • "Mantoux expanded upon Pirquet's ideas and the Mantoux test, in which tuberculin is injected under the skin, became a diagnostic test for tuberculosis in 1907."
  • "Koch bacillus produces preparatory substances which are not to be found in tuberculin."
  • "There is also a substance called tuberculin, which, when injected under the skin in suspected cases of consumption causes a rise of temperature in persons suffering from the disease, but has no effect on the healthy."

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