Widal test
Widal's test Wi*dal's" test, or Widal test Wi*dal" test or Widal reaction Wi*dal" reaction . [After Fernand Widal (b. 1862), French physician.] (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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Widal test — also Widal s test n a test for detecting typhoid fever and other salmonella infections using the Widal reaction compare AGGLUTINATION TEST * * * Widal serum test (for typhoid and paratyphoid fevers) a test of serum of patients with suspected… …   Medical dictionary

  • Widal test — The Widal test is a presumptive serological test for Enteric fever or Undulant fever. In case of Salmonella infections, it is a demonstration of agglutinating antibodies against antigens O somatic and H flagellar in the blood. For brucellosis,… …   Wikipedia

  • Widal test — noun a test for detecting typhoid fever and other salmonella infections • Syn: ↑Widal s test • Hypernyms: ↑agglutination test * * * noun see widal s test …   Useful english dictionary

  • Widal test — (ve dahl ) A test involving agglutination of typhoid bacilli when they are mixed with serum containing typhoid antibodies from an individual having typhoid fever; used to detect the presence of Salmonella typhi and S. paratyphi …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • Widal test — noun The agglutination test for typhoid fever …   Wiktionary

  • Widal's test — Wi*dal s test, or Widal test Wi*dal test or Widal reaction Wi*dal reaction . [After Fernand Widal (b. 1862), French physician.] (Med.) A test for typhoid fever based on the fact that blood serum of one affected, in a bouillon culture of typhoid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Widal reaction — Widal s test Wi*dal s test, or Widal test Wi*dal test or Widal reaction Wi*dal reaction . [After Fernand Widal (b. 1862), French physician.] (Med.) A test for typhoid fever based on the fact that blood serum of one affected, in a bouillon culture …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Widal's test — noun a test for detecting typhoid fever and other salmonella infections • Syn: ↑Widal test • Hypernyms: ↑agglutination test * * * noun or widal test Usage: usually capitalized W Ety …   Useful english dictionary

  • Widal reaction — Wi·dal reaction also Wi·dal s reaction vē däl(z) n a specific reaction consisting in agglutination of typhoid bacilli or other salmonellas when mixed with serum from a patient having typhoid fever or other salmonella infection and constituting a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Widal syndrome test (reaction serum test) — Wi·dal syndrome, test (reaction, serum test) (ve dahlґ) [Georges Fernand Isidore Widal, French physician, 1862–1929] see hemolytic anemia, under anemia, and see under test …   Medical dictionary

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