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antibody

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noun an·ti·body \ˈan-ti-ˌbä-dē\

Simple Definition of antibody

  • medical : a substance produced by the body to fight disease

Full Definition of antibody

  1. :  any of a large number of proteins of high molecular weight that are produced normally by specialized B cells after stimulation by an antigen and act specifically against the antigen in an immune response, that are produced abnormally by some cancer cells, and that typically consist of four subunits including two heavy chains and two light chains —called also immunoglobulin

1894

First Known Use of antibody

1894

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ANTIBODY Defined for Kids

antibody

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noun an·ti·body \ˈan-ti-ˌbä-dē\

Definition of antibody

plural an·ti·bod·ies

  1. :  a substance produced by special cells of the body that counteracts the effects of a disease germ or its poisons




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antibody

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noun an·ti·body \ˈant-i-ˌbäd-ē\

Medical Definition of antibody

plural an·ti·bod·ies

  1. :  any of a large number of proteins of high molecular weight that are produced normally by specialized B cells after stimulation by an antigen and act specifically against the antigen in an immune response, that are produced abnormally by some cancer cells, and that typically consist of four subunits including two heavy chains and two light chains—called also immunoglobulin



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