a method of testing exposure to tuberculosis by injection of diluted tuberculin; also written Mantoux test , [Mantoux tuberculin skin test]
Word Origin

Charles Mantoux, French physician
Usage Note



Read Also:

  • Mantoux pit

    Mantoux pit Man·toux pit (mān’tōō’) n. One of the tiny depressions on the palms and soles seen in basal-cell nevus syndrome.

  • Mantoux-test

    [man-too, man-too; French mahn-too] /mænˈtu, ˈmæn tu; French mɑ̃ˈtu/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. a test for tuberculosis in which a hypersensitive reaction to an intracutaneous injection of tuberculin indicates a previous or current infection. /mænˈtuː; French mɑ̃tu/ noun 1. (med) a test for determining the presence of a tubercular infection by injecting tuberculin into the skin […]

  • Mantoux tuberculin skin test

    noun See Mantoux

  • Mantra

    [man-truh, mahn-, muhn-] /ˈmæn trə, ˈmɑn-, ˈmʌn-/ noun 1. Hinduism. a word or formula, as from the Veda, chanted or sung as an incantation or prayer. 2. an often repeated word, formula, or phrase, often a truism: If I hear the “less is more” mantra one more time, I’ll scream. /ˈmæntrə; ˈmʌn-/ noun 1. (Hinduism) […]

Disclaimer: Mantoux definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.