weil-felix test

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Weil-Felix test Weil-Fe·lix test (vīl'fā'lĭks)
A test to determine infection with a species of Rickettsia in which certain strains of Proteus vulgaris are agglutinated when combined with the serum of infected individuals. Also called Weil-Felix reaction.

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