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Paul reaction

Pronunciation: pawl

Definition: pus is rubbed into a scarification on a rabbit's eye; if the pus is from a variolous or vaccinal pustule a condition of epitheliosis develops in 36–48 hours; the sputum of a smallpox patient is said to cause the same reaction.

Synonym(s): Paul test

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