Wassermann reaction

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Was·​ser·​mann reaction | \ ˈwä-sər-mən- How to pronounce Wassermann reaction (audio) , ˈvä- How to pronounce Wassermann reaction (audio) \

Definition of Wassermann reaction

: the complement-fixing reaction that occurs in a positive complement-fixation test for syphilis

First Known Use of Wassermann reaction

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Wassermann reaction

August von Wassermann

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“Wassermann reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wassermann%20reaction. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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Wassermann reaction

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Medical Definition of Wassermann reaction

: the complement-fixing reaction that occurs in a positive complement fixation test for syphilis using the serum of an infected individual

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