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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A test to determine the degree to which a substance such as a cosmetic or pharmaceutical irritates human tissues, in which a small amount of the substance is applied directly in the eye of a rabbit, and the rabbit is then monitored.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An acute toxicity test in which a small amount of the test substance is applied to the eye or skin of a restrained, conscious animal which is subsequently observed.

Etymologies

After John Henry Draize (1900-1992), American pharmacologist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
After US toxicologist John H. Draize. (Wiktionary)

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