Wassermann test


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Wassermann test 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
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In literature:

In a syphilitic, least of all, is a single negative Wassermann test proof that his syphilis has left him.
"The Third Great Plague" by John H. Stokes
One, two or more Wassermann tests should be made to settle the question definitely.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
The theory that marriages should be made in the laboratory; the Wassermann test for love.
"A Book of Burlesques" by H. L. Mencken