a method of defense in team sports, especially in basketball and football, in which each member of the defensive team is designated to guard a particular member of the offensive team.
noun 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 medicine
- 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.
[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