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Theobald Smith phenomenon

Pronunciation: the'o-bahld smith

Definition: a phenomenon observed in guinea pigs that had survived use for diphtheria antitoxin standardization, the animals having been rendered highly susceptible to subsequent inoculation of horse serum.

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