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blood test

  1. a test of a sample of blood to determine blood group, presence of infection or other pathological condition, parentage, etc.
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Origin of blood test

First recorded in 1910–15
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Historical Examples of blood test

  • There is a blood-test by which to separate the conscientious sportsmen from the mere gunners.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life

    William T. Hornaday

  • Once they got in there they 'd be held and given the blood-test and picketed with a gunboat for a month!

    Never-Fail Blake

    Arthur Stringer

British Dictionary definitions for blood test

blood test

  1. analysis of a blood sample to determine blood group, alcohol concentration, etc
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blood test in Medicine

blood test

  1. An examination of a sample of blood to determine its chemical, physical, or serologic characteristics.
  2. A serologic test for certain diseases, such as syphilis or AIDS.
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