seropositive

adjective
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

Other Words from seropositive

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

Examples of seropositive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because the research team was only able to document cases in which people were symptomatic and were seropositive for the virus, Ranney agreed that results may be an underestimate. Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2021 But in the seropositive patients, there was no benefit from the antibody cocktail. Matthew Herper, STAT, 17 June 2021 The second dose brought a boost in antibodies for the seronegative group compared to the seropositive group. Chris Smith, BGR, 11 Mar. 2021 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. Dana Snitzky, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 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. Dana Snitzky, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 For patients given a placebo, the seropositive group had a median time to alleviation of symptoms of 7 days, compared to 13 days for seronegative patients. NBC News, 29 Sep. 2020 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. Dana Snitzky, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 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. Dana Snitzky, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020

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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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“Seropositive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seropositive. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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seropositive

adjective
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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