treponema pallidum immobilization test

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Treponema pallidum immobilization test n.
A test for syphilis in which an antibody other than Wassermann antibody is present in the serum of a syphilitic patient; in the presence of complement, the patient's serum causes the immobilization of actively motile Treponema pallidum obtained from testes of a rabbit infected with syphilis.

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