fluorescent antibody technique n.
Either of two techniques used to test for antigen with a fluorescent antibody: direct, in which immunoglobulin conjugated with a fluorescent dye is added to tissue and combines with a specific antigen; or indirect, in which unlabeled immunoglobulin is added to tissue and combines with a specific antigen, after which the antigen-antibody complex may be labeled with a fluorescent antibody.
noun 1. a tubular electric discharge lamp in which light is produced by the fluorescence of phosphors coating the inside of the tube. noun 1. a type of lamp in which an electrical gas discharge is maintained in a tube with a thin layer of phosphor on its inside surface. The gas, which is often […]
- Fluorescent microscope
fluorescent microscope n. A microscope fitted with a source of ultraviolet radiation to aid in the detection and examination of fluorescent specimens.
- Fluorescent screen
noun 1. a transparent screen coated on one side with a phosphor that fluoresces when exposed to X-rays or cathode rays
[floo-awr-ik, -or-] /fluˈɔr ɪk, -ˈɒr-/ adjective 1. Chemistry. pertaining to or obtained from . 2. Mineralogy. of, relating to, or derived from . /fluːˈɔːrɪk/ adjective 1. of, concerned with, or produced from fluorine or fluorspar