Definition of immunoglobulin in English:


Line breaks: im¦muno|globu¦lin
Pronunciation: /ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈɡlɒbjʊlɪn
, ɪˌmjuːnəʊ-/


[mass noun] Biochemistry
Any of a class of proteins present in the serum and cells of the immune system, which function as antibodies: she was given intravenous immunoglobulin [count noun]: they are susceptible to infection in spite of high concentrations of immunoglobulins
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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