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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.]
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(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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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|Noun||1.||Dick test - a skin test to determine your susceptibility to scarlet fever|
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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