Widal reaction

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Widal reaction (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