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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 of Schick test
1915-20; named after B. Schick Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for schick-test

Schick test

(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
Word Origin
C20: named after Bela Schick (1877–1967), US paediatrician
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schick-test in Medicine

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

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