Schick test

noun Medicine/Medical.

a diphtheria immunity test in which diphtheria toxoid is injected intracutaneously, nonimmunity being indicated by an inflammation at the injection site.

Origin of Schick test

First recorded in 1915–20; named after B. Schick Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for schick test

Schick test

/ (ʃɪk) /


med a skin test to determine immunity to diphtheria: a dilute diphtheria toxin is injected into the skin; within two or three days a red inflamed area will develop if no antibodies are present

Word Origin for Schick test

C20: named after Bela Schick (1877–1967), US paediatrician
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Medicine definitions for schick test

Schick test

[ shĭk ]


An intracutaneous test for detecting immunity or susceptibility to diphtheria.
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