- 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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- a skin test for determining whether a person is immune or susceptible to scarlet fever
C20: named after George F. Dick (1881–1967), US physician who devised it
- A skin test used to determine immunity or susceptibility to scarlet fever.
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