Definition of Prausnitz–Küstner in English:

Prausnitz–Küstner

noun

Immunology
historical
  • Used attributive with reference to a test for immediate-type hypersensitivity involving the injection of serum from an allergic subject into the skin of another individual, followed after 1–2 days by injection of the allergen, which produces a weal if sensitizing antibody (IgE) is present.

Origin

1920s. From the names of Carl Willy Prausnitz and Heinz Küstner, German bacteriologists, who described the reaction involved.

Pronunciation

Prausnitz–Küstner

/ˌpraʊznɪtsˈkʊstnə/