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  1. tuberculin test, tuberculin skin test(noun)

    a skin test to determine past or present infection with the tuberculosis bacterium; based on hypersensitivity of the skin to tuberculin

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Tuberculin Test

    One of several skin tests to determine past or present tuberculosis infection. A purified protein derivative of the tubercle bacilli, called tuberculin, is introduced into the skin by scratch, puncture, or interdermal injection.

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