titer

noun
ti·​ter | \ ˈtī-tər How to pronounce titer (audio) \

Definition of titer

: the strength of a solution or the concentration of a substance in solution as determined by titration

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Examples of titer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The findings suggest deaths were 35% lower in the high-titer group. Author: Jonathan Lamire And Mike Stobbe, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump announces plasma treatment authorized for COVID-19," 24 Aug. 2020 The emergency-use authorization covers both high- and low-titer plasma. Amy Dockser Marcus, WSJ, "Wanted in Covid-19 Fight: ‘Superdonors’ of Convalescent Plasma," 27 Sep. 2020 Because physicians and patients had no prior knowledge of antibody concentrations at the time of treatment, this was effectively a randomized, blinded study with low-titer plasma serving as controls. Michael S. Kinch, Scientific American, "How Politics Muddied the Waters on a Promising COVID-19 Treatment," 25 Aug. 2020 They were then compared to similar patients who were given lower-titer plasma. Author: Jonathan Lamire And Mike Stobbe, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump announces plasma treatment authorized for COVID-19," 24 Aug. 2020 In a group of 175 patients, 70% produced a high concentration (known as a titer) of antibodies. Tim Mcdonnell, Quartz, "What scientists know about Covid-19 immunity can help us fight the pandemic," 16 Apr. 2020 Some tests, like the one used by the Mount Sinai Health System in New York, can measure the level of antibodies in your system — your titer. Tim Herrera, New York Times, "What You Need to Know About the Covid-19 Antibody Test," 29 Apr. 2020 The Blood Center will also ensure that the plasma has high titers of antibodies against the coronavirus. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "New York hospitals will trial using antibodies to treat coronavirus cases," 27 Mar. 2020 By combining the recombinant vaccine with an adjuvant, or substance that increases immune stimulation, Novavax was able to achieve a high neutralization titer in preclinical tests — a measure of the protective antibodies that can block the virus. Katie Thomas, New York Times, "More Coronavirus Vaccines and Treatments Move Toward Human Trials," 8 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of titer

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for titer

French titre title, proportion of gold or silver in a coin, from Old French title inscription, title

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The first known use of titer was in 1868

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13 Oct 2020

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“Titer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/titer. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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titer

noun
ti·​ter | \ ˈtīt-ər How to pronounce titer (audio) \
variants: or chiefly British titre \ ˈtī-​tər also ˈtē-​ \

Medical Definition of titer

1a : the strength of a solution or the concentration of a substance in solution as determined by titration
b : the dilution of a serum containing a specific antibody at which the solution just retains a specific activity (as neutralizing or precipitating an antigen) which it loses at any greater dilution a test for toxoplasmosis antibodies yielded a titer of 1:1024
2 : the solidifying point of the fatty acids liberated from a fat that is determined by melting the acids in a tube and noting the temperature at which they solidify again on cooling

Other Words from titer

titered \ -​ərd How to pronounce titered (audio) \ adjective

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