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A skin test used to determine immunity or susceptibility to scarlet fever.
[After George Frederick Dick (1881-1967) and his wife Gladys Henry Dick (1881-1963), the American medical researchers who developed it.]
(Pathology) a skin test for determining whether a person is immune or susceptible to scarlet fever
[C20: named after George F. Dick (1881–1967), US physician who devised it]
a test for determining immunity or susceptibility to scarlet fever in which scarlet fever toxin is injected into the skin.
[1920–25; after George Frederick Dick (1881–1967), U.S. internist]