se·​ro·​pos·​i·​tive | \ ˌsir-ō-ˈpä-zə-tiv How to pronounce seropositive (audio) , -ˈpäz-tiv \

Definition of seropositive

: having or being a positive serum reaction especially in a test for the presence of an antibody

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seropositivity \ ˌsir-​ō-​ˌpä-​zə-​ˈti-​və-​tē How to pronounce seropositivity (audio) \ noun

Examples of seropositive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Posters of his handsome face went up around Paris, transforming him into a symbol of the intense suffering of seropositive men and women at the time. Andrew Durbin, The New York Review of Books, "Hervé Guibert: Living Without a Vaccine," 12 June 2020 That would mean you’re not only seropositive but seroprotected. James Hamblin, The Atlantic, "What Antibody Tests Can and Can’t Do," 1 May 2020 And indeed, most of the seropositive Peruvians reported that they had been bitten by a vampiro at least once. Monica Murphy And Bill Wasik, WIRED, "Bats Incredible: The Mystery of Rabies Survivorship Deepens," 2 Aug. 2012

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First Known Use of seropositive

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seropositive

sero- + positive entry 1

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The first known use of seropositive was circa 1930

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22 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Seropositive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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se·​ro·​pos·​i·​tive | \ -ˈpäz-ət-iv, -ˈpäz-tiv How to pronounce seropositive (audio) \

Medical Definition of seropositive

: having or being a positive serum reaction especially in a test for the presence of an antibody a seropositive donor

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