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histoplasmin

Pronunciation: his'to-plas'min

Definition: An antigenic extract of Histoplasma capsulatum, used in immunologic tests for the diagnosis of histoplasmosis; also used in skin test surveys of populations to determine the geographic distribution of the fungus and to predict those who are endemic for histoplasmosis.

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