intracutaneous test

noun Immunology.

a test for immunity or allergy to a particular antigen by observing the local reaction following injection of a small amount of the antigen into the skin.

Nearby words

  1. intracranial pressure,
  2. intractability,
  3. intractable,
  4. intracutaneous,
  5. intracutaneous reaction,
  6. intrad,
  7. intraday,
  8. intradermal,
  9. intradermal nevus,
  10. intradermal reaction

Origin of intracutaneous test

First recorded in 1955–60

Also called intradermal test. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for intradermal test

intradermal test


A test for hypersensitivity or allergy in which a small amount of the suspected allergen is injected into the skin.

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