scratch test

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scratch test

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

scratch test

n
(Medicine) med a skin test to determine allergic sensitivity to various substances by placing the allergen to be tested over an area of lightly scratched skin. A positive reaction is typically indicated by the formation of a weal

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n.
a test for an allergy in which the skin is scratched and an allergen applied to the area.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.scratch test - a test to determine allergic sensitivity to various substances by applying them to scratches in the skin
skin test - any test to determine immunity or sensitivity to a disease by introducing small amounts on or into the skin
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