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Forssman antibodies

Forssman antibodies is a plural form of Forssman antibody

Forssman antibody


an antibody found in the blood of someone suffering from infectious mononucleosis


substance noun (substance and materials)


Forssman antibodies

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Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)


Antibody | immunoglobulin

a large Y-shaped protein produced by B-cells that is used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects such as bacteria and viruses. The antibody recognizes a unique part of the foreign target, called an antigen. Each tip of the "Y"... (43 of 8519 words, 11 images)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

antibody [biochemistry] | immunoglobulin [synonym]

a protective protein produced by the immune system in response to the presence of a foreign substance, called an antigen. Antibodies recognize and ... (23 of 805 words, 7 images)


American Heritage Dictionary:

antibody | antibodies [plural]

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus, such as a bacterium, ... (27 of 88 words, 1 image)


New World Dictionary:

antibody [United States] | immunoglobulin [synonym] | immune body

a specialized protein produced by certain lymphocytes, especially in response to the presence of an antigen, to neutralize, thus creating immunity to, ... (22 of 28 words, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

antibody | antibodies [plural] | immune body

any of various proteins produced in the blood in response to the presence of an antigen. By becoming attached to antigens on infectious organisms ... (24 of 400 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)


Columbia Encyclopedia:


protein produced by the immune system (see immunity) in response to the presence in the body of antigens: foreign proteins or polysaccharides such as ... (24 of 216 words)



antibody | immunoglobulin

any of a large number of proteins of high molecular weight that are produced normally by specialized B cells after stimulation by an antigen and act ... (26 of 82 words, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

antibody | antibodies [plural] | Ab [biology, abbreviation]

a blood protein produced in response to and counteracting a specific antigen. Antibodies combine chemically with substances which the body recognizes ... (21 of 75 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

antibody | antibodies [plural] | Ab [abbreviation, sense-specific] | immunoglobulin [synonym, sense-specific]

any of numerous Y-shaped protein molecules produced by B cells as a primary ... | antibodies of a particular type collectively. (20 of 71 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

antibody [countable, medical] | antibodies [plural]

a substance that your body produces in your blood to fight illnesses and infections. Antibodies are an important part of the immune system that ... (24 of 56 words, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:


a protein produced in the blood which fights diseases by attacking and killing harmful bacteria (15 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)



antibody [immunology] | antibodies [plural] | immunoglobulin [synonym]

A protein produced by B-lymphocytes that binds to a specific antigen. (11 of 14 words, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

antibody | antibodies [plural]

a protein produced by B cells in the body in response to the presence of an antigen, e.g. a bacterium or virus. Antibodies are a primary form of ... (28 of 81 words, pronunciation)

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