Definition of Wassermann test in English:
A diagnostic test for syphilis using a specific antibody reaction (the Wassermann reaction) of the patient’s blood serum.
- 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.
Definition of Wassermann test in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan