bacteriotropin

noun

bac·​te·​ri·​ot·​ro·​pin
plural -s
: any of certain constituents (probably antibodies) of serum that unite with bacteria and make them more susceptible to phagocytosis

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bacteriotropin was in 1909

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“Bacteriotropin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bacteriotropin. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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