Definition of immunoglobulin in English:

immunoglobulin

Syllabification: im·mu·no·glob·u·lin
Pronunciation: /ˌimyənōˈɡläbyələn
 
, iˌmyo͞onōˈɡläbyələn
 
/

noun

Biochemistry
Any of a class of proteins present in the serum and cells of the immune system, that function as antibodies.
More example sentences
  • The passive transmission of various antibodies from intravenous immunoglobulin has been reported.
  • Breast milk contains a range of antimicrobial proteins, including immunoglobulins, lysozyme, and lactoferrin.
  • Antibodies, or Y-shaped immunoglobulins, are proteins found in the blood where they help to fight against foreign substances called antigens.

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