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amboceptor

[am-buh-sep-ter] /ˈæm bəˌsɛp tər/
noun, Immunology Now Rare.
1.
Origin of amboceptor
1900-1905
1900-05; < Latin ambō both (akin to ambi-) + (re)ceptor
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  • Therefore it is difficult to standardize the serum to get a proper amount of amboceptor for the complement present.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey
  • This effect is only produced when two substances are present, the amboceptor or immune body and the complement.

    Alcoholic Fermentation Arthur Harden
  • The pathologist would probably object to this interpretation since no amboceptor is needed for agglutination.

  • Designated by other writers by various synonyms: preventive, or sensibilising substance, immunising body, amboceptor.

British Dictionary definitions for amboceptor

amboceptor

/ˈæmbəʊˌsɛptə/
noun
1.
an immune body formed in the blood during infection or immunization that serves to link the complement to the antigen
Word Origin
C20: from Latin ambō both (see ambi-) + (re)ceptor
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amboceptor in Medicine

amboceptor am·bo·cep·tor (ām'bō-sěp'tər)
n.
The anti-sheep red blood cell antibody used in complement-fixation tests.

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