serology

noun
se·​rol·​o·​gy | \ sə-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce serology (audio) , si- \

Definition of serology

: a medical science dealing with blood serum especially in regard to its immunological reactions and properties also : the testing of blood serum to detect the presence of antibodies against a specific antigen

Other Words from serology

serological \ ˌsir-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce serology (audio) \ or serologic \ ˌsir-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce serology (audio) \ adjective
serologically \ ˌsir-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce serology (audio) \ adverb
serologist \ sə-​ˈrä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce serology (audio) , si-​ \ noun

Examples of serology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One obvious spot to start is with mass antibody testing, or serology, to figure out how drastically and quickly antibody levels are changing over time, and in whom. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 16 Mar. 2022 Currently, the staff of 30 specializes in a handful of services, including firearm and tool mark examinations, serology and DNA tests, gunshot residue analysis, and drug identification. Emilie Eaton, San Antonio Express-News, 29 Sep. 2021 To learn whether animals have been infected by the virus in the real world, scientists can perform what are known as serology studies, looking for coronavirus antibodies in their blood. New York Times, 22 Feb. 2022 Early cases, serology in China done on the right populations; not many of the populations that were in the WHO report. A. Chris Gajilan, CNN, 19 Sep. 2021 That variant was extreme in Gauteng, with somewhere between sixty and eighty per cent of people having gotten infected by COVID, according to serology testing. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 30 Nov. 2021 Each month, analysts in the DNA and serology division process about 80 to 100 cases. Emilie Eaton, San Antonio Express-News, 29 Sep. 2021 The immune system starts to produce antibodies one to two weeks after an infection begins, so serology is retrospective. Veronique Greenwood New York Times, Star Tribune, 18 Feb. 2021 Also known as serology tests, antibody tests, which require a doctor's prescription, are blood tests that detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the bloodstream. Elizabeth Narins, Health.com, 22 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of serology

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for serology

sero- + -logy, probably after German Serologie

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“Serology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serology. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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serology

noun
se·​rol·​o·​gy | \ si-ˈräl-ə-jē How to pronounce serology (audio) \
plural serologies

Medical Definition of serology

: a medical science dealing with blood serum especially in regard to its immunological reactions and properties also : the testing of blood serum to detect the presence of antibodies against a specific antigen

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