Definition of skin test in English:

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skin test

Pronunciation: /ˈskin ˌtest/


A test for an immune reaction performed by applying a substance topically or injecting it into the skin.
Example sentences
  • Allergies are diagnosed using a skin test or blood test, depending on the age and condition of the patient.
  • Usually the allergist will start off with something like a skin test or a blood test.
  • Bilirubin levels are easily measured with a skin test or blood test.


(skin-test) [with object] (usually as noun skin-testing)
Perform a skin test on (someone).
Example sentences
  • Subjects in the BCG-vaccinated group were not skin-tested.

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