Dick test

Dick test

noun Medicine/Medical.
a test for determining immunity or susceptibility to scarlet fever in which scarlet fever toxin is injected into the skin, susceptibility being characterized by redness at the injection area.

Origin:
1920–25; named after G. F. Dick, who devised it

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Dick test (dɪk)
 
n
a skin test for determining whether a person is immune or susceptible to scarlet fever
 
[C20: named after George F. Dick (1881--1967), US physician who devised it]

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Dick test (dĭk)
n.
A skin test used to determine immunity or susceptibility to scarlet fever.

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