from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A test for allergy performed by scratching the skin and applying an allergen to the wound.

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  • noun a test to determine allergic sensitivity to various substances by applying them to scratches in the skin


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  • *scratches*

    October 7, 2008