seroconversion

noun
se·​ro·​con·​ver·​sion | \ ˌsir-ō-kən-ˈvər-zhən How to pronounce seroconversion (audio) , -shən \

Definition of seroconversion

: the production of antibodies in response to an antigen

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Other Words from seroconversion

seroconvert \ ˌsir-​ō-​kən-​ˈvərt How to pronounce seroconversion (audio) \ intransitive verb

Examples of seroconversion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The seroconversion rate detects whether the vaccine produces COVID-19 antibodies—meaning the vaccine triggered antibodies in 97% of trial volunteers who received it—but doesn't necessarily prove that the vaccine protects against COVID-19. Fortune, 8 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of seroconversion

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seroconversion

sero- + conversion

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The first known use of seroconversion was in 1963

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“Seroconversion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seroconversion. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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seroconversion

noun
se·​ro·​con·​ver·​sion | \ ˌsir-ō-kən-ˈvər-zhən How to pronounce seroconversion (audio) , ˌser-ō- How to pronounce seroconversion (audio) \

Medical Definition of seroconversion

: the production of antibodies in response to an antigen

Other Words from seroconversion

seroconvert \ -​ˈvərt How to pronounce seroconversion (audio) \ intransitive verb

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