Dick test

noun Medicine/Medical.

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.

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
/ (dɪk) /


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

Word Origin for Dick test

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

Dick test
[ dĭk ]


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