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Meaning of tuberculin

tu•ber•cu•lin

Pronunciation: (too-bûr'kyu-lin, tyoo-), [key]
— n. Med.
  1. a sterile liquid prepared from cultures of the tubercle bacillus, used in the diagnosis and, formerly, in the treatment of tuberculosis.
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