lepromin


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lepromin

 [lep´ro-min]
a repeatedly boiled, autoclaved, gauze-filtered suspension of finely ground lepromatous tissue and leprosy bacilli, used in the skin test for tissue resistance to leprosy.

lep·ro·min

(lep'rō-min),
An extract of tissue infected with Mycobacterium leprae used in skin tests to classify the stage of leprosy.
See also: lepromin reaction, test.

lepromin

/lep·ro·min/ (lep´rah-min) a repeatedly boiled, autoclaved, gauze-filtered suspension of finely triturated lepromatous tissue and leprosy bacilli, used in the skin test for tissue resistance to leprosy.

lep·ro·min

(lep'rō-min)
An extract of tissue infected with Mycobacterium leprae used in skin tests to classify the stage of leprosy.
See also: test

lepromin

tissue extract infected with Mycobacterium leprae , used in classification of Hansen's disease