[wah-ser-muh n; German vahs-uh r-mahn]
- Au·gust von [ou-goo st fuh n] /ˈaʊ gʊst fən/, 1866–1925, German physician and bacteriologist.
- Ja·kob [yah-kawp] /ˈyɑ kɔp/, 1873–1934, German novelist.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for wassermann
The theory that marriages should be made in the laboratory; the Wassermann test for love.A Book of Burlesques</p>
H. L. Mencken
The most recent one—the Wassermann test—is not absolute by any means.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)
W. Grant Hague
There were no symptoms of any kind and the Wassermann test was negative.Woman</p>
William J. Robinson
He was further asked if he was familiar with the Wassermann reaction.
The prevailing idea is to demand a negative Wassermann test.The Third Great Plague
John H. Stokes
Word Origin and History for wassermann
test for syphillis, 1909, from German bacteriorologist August Paul Wassermann (1866-1925), who devised it in 1906.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- German physician who developed the Wasserman test for the detection of syphilis.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.