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Meaning of skin test

skin' test"

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  1. a test in which a substance is introduced into the skin, as by application to a purposely abraded area or by injection, for the detection of allergic sensitivity to a specific pollen, protein, etc., or of the presence of a disease.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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