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antiserum

Line breaks: anti|serum
Pronunciation: /ˈantɪˌsɪərəm
 
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Definition of antiserum in English:

noun (plural antisera /-rə/)

A blood serum containing antibodies against specific antigens, injected to treat or protect against specific diseases.
Example sentences
  • 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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