a. wassermann


[wah-ser-muhn; German vahs-uhr-mahn]
August von [ou-goost fuhn] , 1866–1925, German physician and bacteriologist.
Jakob [yah-kawp] , 1873–1934, German novelist.
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test for syphillis, 1909, from Ger. bacteriorologist August Paul Wassermann (1866-1925), who devised it in 1906.
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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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