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Man·toux test(măn-to͞o′, män-)
A tuberculin test in which a small amount of tuberculin is injected under the skin.
[After Charles Mantoux (1877-1947), French physician.]
Mantoux test(mænˈtuː; French mɑ̃tu)
(Medicine) med a test for determining the presence of a tubercular infection by injecting tuberculin into the skin
[C19: named after C. Mantoux, French physician (1877–1956)]
Man•toux′ test`(mænˈtu, mɑ̃-, ˈmæn tu)
a test for tuberculosis in which a hypersensitive reaction to an intracutaneous injection of tuberculin indicates a previous or current infection.
[after C. Mantoux (1877–1947), French physician]
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|Noun||1.||Mantoux test - tuberculin (a derivative of tubercle bacillus) is injected intradermally; a red area appearing 1-3 days later signifies an exposure (past or present) to tubercle bacilli and the need for further testing|