polyclonal

adjective
poly·​clon·​al | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈklō-nəl How to pronounce polyclonal (audio) \

Definition of polyclonal

: produced by, involving, or being cells derived from two or more cells of different ancestry or genetic constitution polyclonal antibody synthesis polyclonal activation of T cells

Examples of polyclonal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Variants resistant to the neutralizing activity of such polyclonal sera develop in a matter of days to weeks. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 Vaccines generate what’s called a polyclonal response, with lots of antibodies that recognize different pieces of the spike protein. Andrew Joseph, STAT, 30 Nov. 2021 Unlike monoclonal antibody therapies, vaccines (especially those using the whole spike protein) make polyclonal antibody responses. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 21 Dec. 2020 He was treated at Walter Reed Military Medical Center with remdesivir, an experimental polyclonal antibody cocktail, and was taking zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin, and a daily aspirin. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, 16 Dec. 2020 Trump received an experimental polyclonal antibody cocktail, the antiviral drug remdesivir, vitamin D, zinc, famotidine, a daily aspirin, and melatonin. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, 10 Oct. 2020 Along with the drug, Trump received a single 8 gram dose of Regeneron's polyclonal antibody cocktail on Friday as a precautionary measure. Christal Hayes, USA TODAY, 7 Oct. 2020 According to a letter from the White House, the president received an eight gram dose of Regeneron's polyclonal antibody cocktail, and has been taking zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin, and daily aspirin. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 6 Oct. 2020 The president was being treated with an experimental polyclonal antibody cocktail and was taking zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin, and a daily aspirin. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 5 Oct. 2020

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Polyclonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyclonal. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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polyclonal

adjective
poly·​clo·​nal | \ ˈpäl-i-ˌklōn-ᵊl How to pronounce polyclonal (audio) \

Medical Definition of polyclonal

: produced by or being cells derived from two or more cells of different ancestry or genetic constitution polyclonal antibody synthesis

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