Definition of seroconvert in English:

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seroconvert

Pronunciation: /ˌsirōkənˈvərt/

verb

[no object] Medicine
(Of a person) undergo a change from a seronegative to a seropositive condition.
Example sentences
  • All 12 women seroconverted after the first vaccination.
  • However, patients will not seroconvert until about 22 to 27 days postexposure.
  • Having remained HIV-negative all that time, he now seroconverts.

Derivatives

seroconversion

Pronunciation: /-ˈvərZHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • The seroconversion seen in some blood donors suggest that the proteins are indeed produced by the bacteria.
  • Regarding the other secondary endpoints, vaccinated children had shorter exacerbations (irrespective of their cause) and fewer seroconversions than the placebo group but reported more side effects.
  • Health care workers with seroconversions after work-related exposure need to speak up and share their experiences with colleagues.

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Syllabification: se·ro·con·vert

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