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Wassermann

[wah-ser-muh n; German vahs-uh r-mahn] /ˈwɑ sər mən; German ˈvɑs ərˌmɑn/
noun
1.
August von
[ou-goo st fuh n] /ˈaʊ gʊst fən/ (Show IPA),
1866–1925, German physician and bacteriologist.
2.
Jakob
[yah-kawp] /ˈyɑ kɔp/ (Show IPA),
1873–1934, German novelist.
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Word Origin and History for Wassermann
Wassermann
test for syphillis, 1909, from Ger. bacteriorologist August Paul Wassermann (1866-1925), who devised it in 1906.
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Wassermann in Medicine

Wassermann Was·ser·mann (wä'sər-mən, vä'sər-män'), August von. 1866-1925.

German physician who developed the Wasserman test for the detection of syphilis.

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