- a female given name, form of Elizabeth.
Also E·li·sia [ih-lish-uh] /ɪˈlɪʃ ə/.
- Medicine/Medical. a sensitive diagnostic test for past or current exposure to an infectious agent, as the AIDS virus: a sample of blood is added to proteins from the agent, and any antibodies that combine with the proteins, indicating a history of infection, are detected by adding a test antibody linked to an enzyme that causes a color change.
- Biology, Medicine/Medical. any similar test using proteins as a probe for the identification of antibodies or antigens.
Origin of ELISA
e(nzyme-)l(inked) i(mmuno)s(orbent) a(ssay)
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Examples from the Web for elisa
When Jep closes his eyes, he sees Elisa and himself, young and naïve and with their whole empty lives ahead of them.The New Fellini: Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Great Beauty’
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“I need you to tell me our story,” Elisa says to her husband.
Elisa hides in her university office until she can piece together what she does for a living.
After 15 years as a powerful Hollywood agent, Elisa Hallerman trades it in for life as an addiction counselor.From High Life to a Helping Hand
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They found that he was already a suspect in the disappearance of another woman: Elisa Claps.Who Is the Haircut Killer?
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"I suppose it is," said Elisa, with something of weariness in her tone.
"You are triste yet," said Elisa Puyrredon, drawing her chair nearer to Marcelino.
I could easily have bribed Elisa if I had wanted to; nothing was easier.
She abhorred Elisa at that moment, and started to scold her; she then begged her pardon.
For my own part I never thought much of him since he refused to marry Elisa.
- enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay: an immunological technique for accurately measuring the amount of a substance, for example in a blood sample
- Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; a sensitive immunoassay that uses an enzyme linked to an antibody or antigen as a marker for the detection of a specific protein, especially an antigen or antibody.
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