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Dick test

noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. a test for determining immunity or susceptibility to scarlet fever in which scarlet fever toxin is injected into the skin, susceptibility being characterized by redness at the injection area.
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Origin of Dick test

1920–25; named after G. F. Dick, who devised it
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British Dictionary definitions for dick test

Dick test

  1. a skin test for determining whether a person is immune or susceptible to scarlet fever
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Word Origin for Dick test

C20: named after George F. Dick (1881–1967), US physician who devised it
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Dick test

  1. A skin test used to determine immunity or susceptibility to scarlet fever.
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