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Freund's adjuvant

[froindz] /frɔɪndz/
noun, Immunology.
a water-in-oil emulsion injected with immunogen (Freund's incomplete adjuvant) or with immunogen and killed mycobacteria (Freund's complete adjuvant) to enhance the immune response to the immunogen.
Origin of Freund's adjuvant
1945-50; after Jules Freund (1891-1960), Hungarian-born U.S. immunologist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Freund's adjuvant in Medicine

Freund's adjuvant (froindz)
A substance consisting of killed microorganisms, such as mycobacteria, in an oil and water emulsion that is administered to induce and enhance the formation of antibodies.

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