intradermal test

noun

: a test for immunity or hypersensitivity made by injecting a minute amount of diluted antigen into the skin

Examples of intradermal test in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If there is no reaction, doctors then do an intradermal test, injecting the antibiotic just under the skin. Erika Edwards, NBC News, 14 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intradermal test was in 1916

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“Intradermal test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intradermal%20test. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

intradermal test

noun
: a test for immunity or hypersensitivity made by injecting a minute amount of diluted antigen into the skin

called also intracutaneous test

compare patch test, prick test, scratch test
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