immunofluorescence

noun
im·​mu·​no·​flu·​o·​res·​cence | \ ˌi-myə-nō-(ˌ)flȯ-ˈre-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce immunofluorescence (audio) , -(ˌ)flu̇(-ə)-, i-ˌmyü-nō- \

Definition of immunofluorescence

: the labeling of antibodies or antigens with fluorescent dyes especially for the purpose of demonstrating the presence of a particular antigen or antibody in a tissue preparation or smear

Other Words from immunofluorescence

immunofluorescent \ ˌi-​myə-​nō-​(ˌ)flȯ-​ˈre-​sᵊnt How to pronounce immunofluorescence (audio) , -​(ˌ)flu̇(-​ə)-​ , i-​ˌmyü-​nō-​ \ adjective

Examples of immunofluorescence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those tests are known as: reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests, viral cultures, or immunofluorescence assays, the CDC says. Ashley Abramson, Health.com, 14 Oct. 2021 First, a sensitive enzyme immunoassay (EIA) or immunofluorescence assay (IFA), both of which look for the presence of antibodies, or proteins the immune system produces in response to an antigen (a foreign substance in the body, such as a virus). Kate Fridkis, SELF, 14 Apr. 2021 Another type of quick influenza test known as an immunofluorescence assay has similar reliability problems. Elizabeth Svoboda, Scientific American, 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of immunofluorescence

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for immunofluorescence

immuno- + fluorescence

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The first known use of immunofluorescence was in 1960

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“Immunofluorescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/immunofluorescence. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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immunofluorescence

noun
im·​mu·​no·​flu·​o·​res·​cence | \ -(ˌ)flu̇(-ə)r-ˈes-ᵊn(t)s How to pronounce immunofluorescence (audio) , -flōr- How to pronounce immunofluorescence (audio) , -flȯr- \

Medical Definition of immunofluorescence

: the labeling of antibodies or antigens with fluorescent dyes especially for the purpose of demonstrating the presence of a particular antigen or antibody in a tissue preparation or smear

Other Words from immunofluorescence

immunofluorescent \ -​ᵊnt How to pronounce immunofluorescence (audio) \ adjective

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