ablastin
An antibody that seems to inhibit reproduction of trypanosomes; found in rats infected with Trypanosoma lewisi. [G. a- priv. + blastos, germ]

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ablas·tin ə-'blas-tən, ā- n an antibody in the blood of infected animals that inhibits the reproduction of the infecting organism

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ablas·tin (a″blasґtin) an antibody, produced by rats infected with trypanosomes, that inhibits reproduction of trypanosomes; it has no other known function and is neither a lysin nor an opsonin.

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  • ablastin — noun An immunoglobulin G antibody efficient against some protozoans, specifically Trypanosoma lewisi …   Wiktionary

  • ablastin — ablas·tin …   English syllables

  • ablastin — əˈblastə̇n, (ˈ)āˈ noun ( s) Etymology: Greek ablastos not germinating + English in : a substance in the blood of infected animals that inhibits the reproduction of the infecting organism …   Useful english dictionary

  • ablastine — [ ablastin ] n. f. • 1970; de 2. a , blast(o) et ine ♦ Biol. Anticorps empêchant la reproduction de cellules bactériennes infectieuses. ablastine [ablastin] n. f. ÉTYM. XXe; 1970, in Manuila; de 2. a , blasto , et ine. ❖ …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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