immunoprecipitation

noun

im·​mu·​no·​pre·​cip·​i·​ta·​tion ˌi-myə-nō-pri-ˌsi-pə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce immunoprecipitation (audio)
i-ˌmyü-nō-
: precipitation of a complex of an antibody and its specific antigen
immunoprecipitate noun
immunoprecipitate transitive verb

Word History

Etymology

immuno- + precipitation, after German Immunpräzipitation

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of immunoprecipitation was in 1959

Dictionary Entries Near immunoprecipitation

Cite this Entry

“Immunoprecipitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/immunoprecipitation. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

immunoprecipitation

noun
im·​mu·​no·​pre·​cip·​i·​ta·​tion -pri-ˌsip-ə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce immunoprecipitation (audio)
: precipitation of a complex of an antibody and its specific antigen
immunoprecipitable adjective
immunoprecipitate noun
immunoprecipitate transitive verb
immunoprecipitated; immunoprecipitating
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