: a test for allergic susceptibility made by rubbing an extract of an allergen into small breaks or scratches in the skin
Examples of scratch test in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebHere’s a breakdown of our point systems: Durability had a maximum of 25 points: scratch test (10 points), handle temperature (5 points), appearance after cleaning (5 points) and maximum oven temperature (5 points).
Kate Bratskeir, CNN Underscored, 23 June 2020 These pointy metal tools that are calibrated to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness allow a user to determine the hardness of a surface by doing a scratch test.
Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 17 Feb. 2020 Make sure your tree has adequate water and then do the scratch test along the outer shoots to find green within the stems.
Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, 21 Apr. 2018
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