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noun Medicine/Medical.
a diphtheria immunity test in which diphtheria toxoid is injected intracutaneously, nonimmunity being indicated by an inflammation at the injection site.
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Origin of Schick test

First recorded in 1915–20; named after B. Schick
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British Dictionary definitions for Schick test

Schick test
/ (ʃɪk) /

noun
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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