A protein extracted from the tuberculosis bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is used in tests to determine if a person has been exposed to the bacteria and is in danger of coming down with the disease.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Tu*ber"cu*lin (?), n. [See Tubercle.]

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


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