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

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 Putrino also noted that antibody tests have not performed as well as expected and that some patients did not experience seroconversion with COVID-19. Bymichael Depeau-wilson | Medpage Today, ABC News, 20 July 2022 The team was looking for seroconversion, or the appearance of antibodies in the blood as evidence of infection. Lydia Denworth, Scientific American, 13 Jan. 2022 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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26 Jul 2022

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“Seroconversion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seroconversion. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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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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