Medicine/Medical. a test for suspected allergy by application to the skin of a patch impregnated with an allergen: allergic reaction is indicated by redness at the site of application.
Words nearby patch test
Origin of patch test
First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for patch test
med a test to detect an allergic reaction by applying small amounts of a suspected substance to the skin and then examining the area for signs of irritation
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Medicine definitions for patch test
A test for allergic sensitivity in which a suspected allergen is applied to the skin on a small surgical pad for a period of time to determine if an allergic response is present.
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