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 engulfed by phagocytes.

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.

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