Definition of antiserum in English:
noun (plural antisera-ˌsi(ə)rə)
A blood serum containing antibodies against specific antigens, injected to treat or protect against specific diseases.
- Newborn babies at risk of severe chickenpox can also be given antiserum (serum containing antibodies).
- Serotyping was done by the set of type specific antisera.
- In addition, a program to develop countermeasures including vaccines, antisera, and therapeutic agents to protect troops from possible biological attack was begun in 1953.
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