blood test


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

Origin of blood test

First recorded in 1910–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for blood test

  • But officers were stunned to learn that the State Attorney was unwilling to subpoena the blood-test results.

    The Tiger Coverup|Steve Helling|May 3, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • 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


analysis of a blood sample to determine blood group, alcohol concentration, etc
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Medicine definitions for blood test

blood test


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