Schick test

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Schick test

 (shĭk)
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.

[After Béla Schick (1877-1967), Hungarian-born American pediatrician.]

Schick test

(ʃɪk)
n
(Medicine) med a skin test to determine immunity to diphtheria: a dilute diphtheria toxin is injected into the skin; within two or three days a red inflamed area will develop if no antibodies are present
[C20: named after Bela Schick (1877–1967), US paediatrician]

Schick′ test`

a diphtheria immunity test in which diphtheria toxoid is injected intracutaneously, nonimmunity being indicated by an inflammation at the injection site.
[1915–20; after B. Schick]
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Noun1.Schick test - a skin test for immunity to diphtheria
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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