Wassermann test

noun

variants or less commonly Wassermann
plural Wassermann tests also Wassermanns
: a test for the detection of syphilis using the Wassermann reaction

Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Wassermann test was in 1908

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“Wassermann test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wassermann%20test. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

Wassermann test

noun
: a test for the detection of syphilitic infection using the Wassermann reaction

called also Wassermann

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