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Schick test toxin

Pronunciation: shik

Definition: Corynebacterium diphtheriae toxin diluted so that the inoculated dose (0.1 or 0.2 mL) will contain one fiftieth of a guinea pig minimal lethal dose.

Synonym(s): diagnostic diphtheria toxin

See Also: Schick test

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