scratch test

noun

Definition of scratch test 

: a test for allergic susceptibility made by rubbing an extract of an allergen into small breaks or scratches in the skin

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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, "Keep corn feeders in check with natural sprays," 21 Apr. 2018

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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scratch test

noun

Medical Definition of scratch test 

: a test for allergic susceptibility made by rubbing an extract of an allergy-producing substance into small breaks or scratches in the skin — compare intradermal test, patch test, prick test

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