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[am-buh-sep-ter] /ˈæm bəˌsɛp tər/
noun, Immunology Now Rare.
Origin of amboceptor
1900-05; < Latin ambō both (akin to ambi-) + (re)ceptor Unabridged
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  • This effect is only produced when two substances are present, the amboceptor or immune body and the complement.

    Alcoholic Fermentation Arthur Harden
  • 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
  • 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


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)
The anti-sheep red blood cell antibody used in complement-fixation tests.

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