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Was•ser•mann(ˈwɑ sər mən)
August von, 1866–1925, German physician and bacteriologist.
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|Noun||1.||Wassermann - German bacteriologist who developed a diagnostic test for syphilis (1866-1925)|
|2.||Wassermann - a blood test to detect syphilis; a complement fixation test is used to detect antibodies to the syphilis organism treponema; a positive reaction indicates the presence of antibodies and therefore syphilis infection|
complement fixation test - a blood test in which a sample of serum is exposed to a particular antigen and complement in order to determine whether or not antibodies to that particular antigen are present; used as a diagnostic test
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Wassermann[ˈwæsəmən] n (Med) Wassermann test → (reazione f) wassermann f inv
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