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.

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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
/ (dɪk) /

noun

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 ]

n.

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