Widal's test

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Widal's test a test for detecting typhoid fever and other salmonella infections
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Widal's test (Med) A test for typhoid fever based on the fact that blood serum of one affected, in a bouillon culture of typhoid bacilli, causes the bacilli to agglutinate and lose their motility.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
After Fernand Widal,b. 1862), French physician