a missile designed to destroy an incoming ballistic missile before it reaches its target ABM
antiballistic missile [(an-tee-buh-lis-tik, an-teye-buh-lis-tik)]
A defensive missile, designed to destroy a ballistic missile in flight.
a seaport in SE France, SW of Nice: preserved ruins of 4th-century b.c. Roman town. Historical Examples Making brooms from brushwood at Antibes for use on army roads. “I was there” C. LeRoy Baldridge He had to leave for Antibes at three; he could not do without it. The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford But […]
antagonistic to growth.
- Antibody excess
antibody excess antibody excess n. In a precipitation test, the presence of antibody in an amount greater than that required to combine with all of the antigen present.
adjective receiving a positive blood test for antibodies associated with a particular disease Examples Being antibody-positive to HIV means he is at risk of developing AIDS. Usage Note medicine