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Weil-Felix test

Pronunciation: vil fa'liks

Definition: a test for the presence and type of rickettsial disease based on the agglutination of X-strains of Proteus vulgaris with the suspected Rickettsia in a patient's blood serum.

Synonym(s): Weil-Felix reaction

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