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Schick test

noun Medicine/Medical.
a diphtheria immunity test in which diphtheria toxoid is injected intracutaneously, nonimmunity being indicated by an inflammation at the injection site.

Origin:
1915–20; named after B. Schick

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Schick test (ʃɪk)
 
n
med a skin test to determine immunity to diphtheria: a dilute diphtheria toxin is injected into the skin; within two or three days a red inflamed area will develop if no antibodies are present
 
[C20: named after Bela Schick (1877--1967), US paediatrician]

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Schick test (shĭk)
n.
An intracutaneous test for detecting immunity or susceptibility to diphtheria.

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