Wi*dal's", or Wi*dal", test or 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.


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