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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for wassermann in the sense of this definition

(wassermann is a kind of ...) a blood test in which a sample of serum is exposed to a particular antigen and complement in order to determine whether or not antibodies to that particular antigen are present; used as a diagnostic test

Definition 2: German bacteriologist who developed a diagnostic test for syphilis (1866-1925) - [noun denoting person]

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(wassermann is an instance of ...) a biologist who studies bacteria

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