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- 1. Wassermann, August von Wassermann
- usage: German bacteriologist who developed a diagnostic test for syphilis (1866-1925)
- 2. Wassermann test, Wasserman reaction, Wassermann, complement fixation test
- usage: 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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