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

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

Examples of immunofluorescence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another type of quick influenza test known as an immunofluorescence assay has similar reliability problems. Elizabeth Svoboda, Scientific American, "A Sticking Point for Rapid Flu Tests?," 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of immunofluorescence

1960, in the meaning defined above

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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 2 Dec. 2020.

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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 immunofluorescent (audio) \ adjective

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