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Wassermann (n.)

test for syphilis, 1909, from German bacteriologist August Paul Wassermann (1866-1925), who devised it in 1906.

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Wassermann (n.)
German bacteriologist who developed a diagnostic test for syphilis (1866-1925);
Synonyms: August von Wassermann
Wassermann (n.)
a blood test to detect syphilis; a complement fixation test is used to detect antibodies to the syphilis organism treponema; a positive reaction indicates the presence of antibodies and therefore syphilis infection;
Synonyms: Wassermann test / Wasserman reaction
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