Wassermann reaction

noun Was·ser·mann reaction \ ˈwä-sər-mən- , ˈvä- \

Definition of Wassermann reaction

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

Origin and Etymology of wassermann reaction

August von Wassermann


Medical Dictionary

Wassermann reaction

noun

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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Wassermann reaction? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

relating to a homily or preaching

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's That From? A Word Origin Quiz

  • turris-babel-by-athanasius-kircher
  • What language gave the word robot to English?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!