Schick test

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Definition of Schick test

: a test for susceptibility to diphtheria by cutaneous injection of a diluted diphtheria toxin that causes an area of reddening and induration in susceptible individuals

First Known Use of Schick test

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Schick test

Béla Schick

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“Schick test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Schick%20test. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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Schick test

noun
\ ˈshik- How to pronounce Schick test (audio) \

Medical Definition of Schick test

: a serological test for susceptibility to diphtheria by cutaneous injection of a diluted diphtheria toxin that causes an area of reddening and induration in susceptible individuals

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