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sheep cell agglutination test

 (SCAT)
a laboratory test for infectious mononucleosis. When the antibody level of a person with this disease reaches a certain level, a sample of his blood will cause agglutination of sheep erythrocytes. If there is agglutination of these cells in concentrations up to 1:28, the findings are considered positive for infectious mononucleosis.

SCAT

sheep cell agglutination test.

scat

(skăt)
n.
Excrement, especially of an animal; dung.
Abbreviation for:
Simvastatin And Enalapril Coronary Atherosclerosis Trial
Scatula—Pharmacology
Severe Combined Anaemia & Thrombocytopenia
Sheep Cell Agglutination Test
Sickle Cell Anaemia Test
Drug slang A regional street term for heroin
Performing arts medicine A style of singing with wordless vocables and nonsense syllables, improvised melodies and rhythms, creating the equivalent of an instrumental solo with the voice Example Ella Fitzgerald, ‘How High the Moon’
Sexology Vernacular term for coprophilia
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Armstrong's scat singing also influenced the singing technique of bebop innovator Dizzy Gillespie, who first began recording bebop in 1944 with saxophonist Charlie Parker.
Thus vocalese is distinctly different from scat singing both because it is arranged and composed rather than improvised, and because it relies on language rather than simply sound.
Benson is without doubt at his best when exploring his jazz history and mercifully he took a break from his cheesy ballads to indulge in some acapella scat singing.
In Paris, during the '60s, he was a founding member of the fabled Double Six of Paris, then took the scat singing idea and applied it to the works of Bach, hence The Swingle Singers, whose early recordings won five Grammies.
She does not go in for excesses of scat singing nor extremes of abstract vocal improvisation, rarely straying far from the tune, but she improvises judiciously and brings songs alive with her fine, velvety voice and rhythmic awareness.
The first disc features the five-piece with Armstrong on cornet and vocals (and introducing the world to scat singing on Heebie Jeebies), Kid Ory on trombone, Johnny Dodds on clarinet, John St Cyr on banjo and the second Mrs Armstrong, Lil Hardin, on piano.
But he couldn't resist: ``There will be scat singing, crazy sounds like barking dogs.
The New York Times said: "Kenny Rankin's mature style combines American pop-jazz crooning with the intonation and softened percussive effects of Brazilian scat singing.
Fitzgerald's specialty was a wordless vocal style known as scat singing, in which she improvised a vocal line much like jazz horn players.