a serum containing antibodies, as antitoxins or agglutinins, obtained by inoculation of animals and used for injection into other animals to provide immunity to a specific disease.
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How to use antiserum in a sentence
Numerals represent relative amounts of reaction between antigens and antisera.
All antisera were produced in rabbits (laboratory stock of Oryctolagus cuniculus).
Only three antisera were produced against formolized antigens, all others being produced against "native" extracts.
British Dictionary definitions for antiserum
blood serum containing antibodies against a specific antigen, used to treat or provide immunity to a disease
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Scientific definitions for antiserum
Human or animal serum containing one or more antibodies that are specific for one or more antigens and are administered to confer immunity. The antibodies in an antiserum result from previous immunization or exposure to an agent of disease. See also acquired immunity.
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