noun Immunology Now Rare.

Origin of amboceptor

1900–05; < Latin ambō both (akin to ambi-) + (re)ceptor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of amboceptor

  • 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.

  • 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 for amboceptor

C20: from Latin ambō both (see ambi-) + (re) ceptor
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amboceptor in Medicine




The antibody to sheep red blood cells used in complement-fixation tests.
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