Definition of mallein in English:

mallein

noun

Medicine
  • Any of various preparations containing antigens of the glanders bacterium, Pseudomonas mallei, used especially in skin testing of horses for the disease. Frequently attributive, especially in "mallein test".

Origin

Late 19th century. From scientific Latin malleus glanders + -in, after coinage by C. Helmann, although it is unclear whether the word was used by him in a French or Russian context and in what spelling.

Pronunciation

mallein

/ˈmaliːɪn/