Wassermann

[wah-ser-muh n; German vahs-uhr-mahn]
noun
  1. Au·gust von [ou-goo st fuh n] /ˈaʊ gʊst fən/, 1866–1925, German physician and bacteriologist.
  2. Ja·kob [yah-kawp] /ˈyɑ kɔp/, 1873–1934, German novelist.
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Wassermann

n.

test for syphillis, 1909, from German bacteriorologist August Paul Wassermann (1866-1925), who devised it in 1906.

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Wassermann

[wäsər-mən, väsər-män′]August von 1866-1925
  1. German physician who developed the Wasserman test for the detection of syphilis.
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