[ wah-ser-muh n; German vahs-uhr-mahn ]
/ ˈwɑ sər mən; German ˈvɑs ərˌmɑn /


Au·gust von [ou-goo st fuh n] /ˈaʊ gʊst fən/,1866–1925, German physician and bacteriologist.
Ja·kob [yah-kawp] /ˈyɑ kɔp/,1873–1934, German novelist.


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Medical definitions for wassermann

[ wäsər-mən, väsər-män′ ]
August von 1866-1925

German physician who developed the Wasserman test for the detection of syphilis.
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