What does tuberculin mean?

Definitions for tuberculintʊˈbɜr kyə lɪn, tyʊ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tuberculin(noun)

    a sterile liquid containing a purified protein derivative of the tuberculosis bacterium; used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis


  1. tuberculin(Noun)

    An antigen used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tuberculin(noun)

    a fluid containing the products formed by the growth of the tubercle bacillus in a suitable culture medium


  1. Tuberculin

    Tuberculin is an extract of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. bovis, or M. avium that is used in skin testing in animals and humans to identify a tuberculosis infection. Several types of tuberculin have been used for this, of which purified protein derivative is the most important. PPD is a poorly defined, complex mixture of antigens. Tests based upon PPD are relatively unspecific since many of its proteins are found in different mycobacterial species. Tuberculin is an outer membrane protein of Mycobacterium species.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Tuberculin

    A protein extracted from boiled culture of tubercle bacilli (MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS). It is used in the tuberculin skin test (TUBERCULIN TEST) for the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection in asymptomatic persons.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tuberculin in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tuberculin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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