Definition of Wassermann test in English:

Wassermann test

Syllabification: Was·ser·mann test
Pronunciation: /ˈwäsərmən, ˈvä-
 
/

noun

Medicine
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.

Origin

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

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