noun bac·te·ri·ot·ro·pin

Definition of bacteriotropin



  1. :  any of certain constituents (probably antibodies) of serum that unite with bacteria and make them more susceptible to phagocytosis

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Origin and Etymology of bacteriotropin

International Scientific Vocabulary bacteri- + -trope + -in; originally formed in German

First Known Use: 1909

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