- An antibody that seems to inhibit reproduction of trypanosomes; found in rats infected with Trypanosoma lewisi. [G. a- priv. + blastos, germ]
* * *ablas·tin ə-'blas-tən, ā- n an antibody in the blood of infected animals that inhibits the reproduction of the infecting organism
* * *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.
Medical dictionary. 2011.