schick test









schick test


noun Medicine/Medical.

  1. a diphtheria immunity test in which diphtheria toxoid is injected intracutaneously, nonimmunity being indicated by an inflammation at the injection site.

noun

  1. med a skin test to determine immunity to diphtheria: a dilute diphtheria toxin is injected into the skin; within two or three days a red inflamed area will develop if no antibodies are present

n.

  1. An intracutaneous test for detecting immunity or susceptibility to diphtheria.

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