quellung

noun, often capitalized
quel·​lung | \ ˈkwel-əŋ How to pronounce quellung (audio) , ˈkvel-u̇ŋ How to pronounce quellung (audio) \

Medical Definition of quellung

: swelling of the capsule of a microorganism after reaction with antibody

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“Quellung.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/quellung. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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