Wassermann reaction

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

Definition of Wassermann reaction

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

Origin and Etymology of wassermann reaction

August von Wassermann


First Known Use: 1911


Medical Dictionary

Wassermann reaction

noun Was·ser·mann reaction

Medical Definition of Wassermann reaction

  1. :  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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