complement–fixation test

noun

Definition of complement–fixation test

  1. :  a test for the presence of a particular antibody made by addition of complement and an indicator system to a mixture of known antigen and a serum suspected to contain the specific antibody for this antigen and used especially in the diagnosis of syphilis — see wassermann test

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