an inflammatory or irritative reaction of the skin, occurring in certain infectious diseases, or on application or injection of a preparation of the organism causing the disease.
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The inflammatory reaction to a skin test in a sensitive (allergic) subject.
[L. cutis, skin, + reaction]
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