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[im-yuh-noh-floo-res-uh ns, -flaw-, -floh-, ih-myoo-] /ˌɪm yə noʊ flʊˈrɛs əns, -flɔ-, -floʊ-, ɪˌmyu-/
any of various techniques for detecting an antigen or antibody in a sample by coupling its specifically interactive antibody or antigen to a fluorescent compound, mixing with the sample, and observing the reaction under an ultraviolet-light microscope.
Origin of immunofluorescence
First recorded in 1955-60; immuno- + fluorescence
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immunofluorescent, adjective Unabridged
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a method used to determine the location of antibodies or antigens in which the antibodies or antigens are labelled with a fluorescent dye
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immunofluorescence in Medicine

immunofluorescence im·mu·no·fluo·res·cence (ĭm'yə-nō-flu-rěs'əns, -flô-, ĭ-myōō'-)
Any of various methods that use antibodies chemically linked to a fluorescent dye to identify or quantify antigens in a tissue sample.

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