opsonocytophagic test


opsonocytophagic test
op·so·no·cy·to·pha·gic test .äp-sə-.nō-.sīt-ə-.fā-jik- n a test for immunity to or infection by a pathogenic organism (as of brucellosis or whooping cough) based on the assumption that the serum of an immune or infected individual contains specific opsonins capable of facilitating phagocytosis of the organism in question

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  • opsonocytophagic test — |äpsəˌnō+ noun Etymology: opson + cytophagic : a test for immunity to or infection by a pathogenic organism (as of brucellosis or whooping cough) based on the assumption that the serum of an immune or infected individual contains specific… …   Useful english dictionary