Definition of Wassermann test in English:

Wassermann test

Line breaks: Was¦ser|mann test
Pronunciation: /ˈvɑːsəmən


  • A diagnostic test for syphilis using a specific antibody reaction (the Wassermann reaction) of the patient’s blood serum.
    More example sentences
    • More sensitive than the Wassermann test, the Kahn test could be completed in a matter of minutes.
    • A considerable volume of routine serologic work, notably Wassermann tests, was also accomplished.
    • He returned to San Antonio, where he performed the first Wassermann tests in the state.


early 20th century: named after August P. Wassermann (1866–1925), German pathologist.

More definitions of Wassermann test

Definition of Wassermann test in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
a small amount; a little