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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.


Dick test

/ dɪk /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Dick test1

1920–25; named after G. F. Dick, who devised it

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Dick test1

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

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