[ am-buh-sep-ter ]
/ ˈæm bəˌsɛp tər /

noun Immunology Now Rare.

Words nearby amboceptor

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

Examples from the Web for amboceptor

  • The pathologist would probably object to this interpretation since no amboceptor is needed for agglutination.

  • This effect is only produced when two substances are present, the amboceptor or immune body and the complement.

  • 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
  • Designated by other writers by various synonyms: preventive, or sensibilising substance, immunising body, amboceptor.

British Dictionary definitions for amboceptor

/ (ˈæmbəʊˌsɛptə) /


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
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

Medicine definitions for amboceptor

[ ămbō-sĕp′tər ]


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