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Meaning of ANTIBODY

Pronunciation:  'anti`bâdee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of a large variety of immunoglobulins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response

ANTIBODY is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: ABO antibodies, active site, agglutinin, alloantibody, antitoxin, autoantibody, Forssman antibody, heterophil antibody, heterophile antibody, Ig, immune gamma globulin, immune globulin, immune serum globulin, immunoglobulin, isoantibody, monoclonal antibody, opsonin, precipitin, Rh antibody



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An"ti*bod`y\, n. (Physiol. Chem.)
Any of various bodies or substances in the blood which act in
antagonism to harmful foreign bodies, as toxins or the
bacteria producing the toxins. Normal blood serum apparently
contains variousantibodies, and the introduction of toxins or
of foreign cells also results in the development of their
specific antibodies.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A protein that is produced in response to an antigen (often a virus or bacterium). It is able to combine with and neutralize the antigen.
  1. An immunoglobulin protein produced by B- lymphocytes of the immune system that binds to a specific antigen molecule. (See monoclonal antibodies, polyclonal antibodies.)
  2. a protein manufactured by the body to neutralize or destroy an antigen.
Thesaurus Terms
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