Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[ih-lis-uh, e-lee-suh] /ɪˈlɪs ə, ɛˈli sə/
a female given name, form of Elizabeth.
Also, Elisia
[ih-lish-uh] /ɪˈlɪʃ ə/ (Show IPA)


[ih-lahy-zuh, -suh] /ɪˈlaɪ zə, -sə/
Medicine/Medical. a sensitive diagnostic test for past or current exposure to an infectious agent, as the AIDS virus: a sample of blood is added to proteins from the agent, and any antibodies that combine with the proteins, indicating a history of infection, are detected by adding a test antibody linked to an enzyme that causes a color change.
Biology, Medicine/Medical. any similar test using proteins as a probe for the identification of antibodies or antigens.
Origin of ELISA
e(nzyme-)l(inked) i(mmuno)s(orbent) a(ssay) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Elisa
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • "You are triste yet," said Elisa Puyrredon, drawing her chair nearer to Marcelino.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling
  • "I suppose it is," said Elisa, with something of weariness in her tone.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling
  • I could easily have bribed Elisa if I had wanted to; nothing was easier.

  • She abhorred Elisa at that moment, and started to scold her; she then begged her pardon.

  • For my own part I never thought much of him since he refused to marry Elisa.

British Dictionary definitions for Elisa


noun acronym
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay: an immunological technique for accurately measuring the amount of a substance, for example in a blood sample
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Elisa in Medicine

ELISA (ĭ-lī'zə, -sə)
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; a sensitive immunoassay that uses an enzyme linked to an antibody or antigen as a marker for the detection of a specific protein, especially an antigen or antibody.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Elisa

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Elisa

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for elisa