Definitions for wassermannˈwɑ sər mən

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Was•ser•mannˈwɑ sər mən(n.)

  1. August von, 1866–1925, German physician and bacteriologist.

    Category: Biography

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  1. Wassermann, August von Wassermann(noun)

    German bacteriologist who developed a diagnostic test for syphilis (1866-1925)

  2. Wassermann test, Wasserman reaction, Wassermann(noun)

    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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