Opsonify



[op-son-uh-fahy] /ɒpˈsɒn əˌfaɪ/

verb (used with object), opsonified, opsonifying. Immunology.
1.
to facilitate phagocytosis of (a microorganism, as a bacterium) by treatment with .

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    [op-suh-nin] /ˈɒp sə nɪn/ noun, Immunology. 1. a constituent of normal or immune blood serum that makes invading bacteria more susceptible to the destructive action of the phagocytes. /ˈɒpsənɪn/ noun 1. a constituent of blood serum that renders invading bacteria more susceptible to ingestion by phagocytes in the serum opsonin op·so·nin (ŏp’sə-nĭn) n. An antibody […]

  • Opsonization

    [op-suh-nahyz] /ˈɒp səˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), opsonized, opsonizing. Immunology. 1. to increase the susceptibility of (bacteria) to ingestion by phagocytes. /ˈɒpsəˌnaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to subject (bacteria) to the action of opsonins opsonization op·so·ni·za·tion (ŏp’sə-nĭ-zā’shən) n. The process by which bacteria are altered by opsonins so as to become more readily and more efficiently […]



  • Opsonize

    [op-suh-nahyz] /ˈɒp səˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), opsonized, opsonizing. Immunology. 1. to increase the susceptibility of (bacteria) to ingestion by phagocytes. /ˈɒpsəˌnaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to subject (bacteria) to the action of opsonins opsonize op·so·nize (ŏp’sə-nīz’) v. op·so·nized, op·so·niz·ing, op·so·niz·es To make bacteria or other cells more susceptible to the action of phagocytes.

  • Opsonocytophagic

    opsonocytophagic op·so·no·cy·to·pha·gic (ŏp’sə-nō-sī’tə-fā’jĭk, -fāj’ĭk) adj. Relating to the increased efficiency with which white blood cells devour bacteria in blood that contains opsonin.



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