a female given name, form of Elizabeth.
- Also E·li·sia [ih-lish-uh]. /ɪˈlɪʃ ə/.
Other definitions for ELISA (2 of 2)
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.
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How to use Elisa in a sentence
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’ | Jimmy So | November 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I need you to tell me our story,” Elisa says to her husband.This Week’s Hot Reads, Sept. 24, 2012: David Denby, Alex Witchel & More | Mythili Rao | September 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Elisa hides in her university office until she can piece together what she does for a living.This Week’s Hot Reads, Sept. 24, 2012: David Denby, Alex Witchel & More | Mythili Rao | September 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
After 15 years as a powerful Hollywood agent, Elisa Hallerman trades it in for life as an addiction counselor.
They found that he was already a suspect in the disappearance of another woman: Elisa Claps.
So Marcelino was walked off by his aunt, and presently found himself dancing with Elisa Puyrredon.
One jesting compliment Marcelino exchanged with the fair Elisa, and then went up to salute his aunt.
"The grave," said Elisa, in a very solemn voice, then bursting into a merry laugh she clapped her hands.
Then Elisa looked down confusedly, twining her fingers together, and with a flush on her fair face.
He then ran off at a great rate into the fields, leaving Elisa very much surprised and impressed.Werwolves | Elliott O'Donnell
British Dictionary definitions for ELISA
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay: an immunological technique for accurately measuring the amount of a substance, for example in a blood sample
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