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leishmanin test

 

Definition: a delayed hypersensitivity test for cutaneous leishmaniasis; a positive test when granulomatous induration exceeds 5 minutes after 2–3 days at the intradermal injection site of a suspension of leishmanias in phenol.

Synonym(s): Montenegro test

[leishmania + suffix -in, component, derivative]

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