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

  • n. A test to determine immunity to diphtheria by injection into the skin of dilute diphtheria toxin. Inflammation of the injected area indicates a lack of immunity.

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  • n. a skin test for immunity to diphtheria

Etymologies

After Béla Schick (1877-1967), Hungarian-born American pediatrician.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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