[ ih-lis-uh, e-lee-suh ]

  1. a female given name, form of Elizabeth.

  • Also E·li·sia [ih-lish-uh]. /ɪˈlɪʃ ə/.

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Other definitions for ELISA (2 of 2)

[ ih-lahy-zuh, -suh ]

  1. 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.

  2. Biology, Medicine/Medical. any similar test using proteins as a probe for the identification of antibodies or antigens.

Origin of ELISA


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How to use Elisa in a sentence

  • So Marcelino was walked off by his aunt, and presently found himself dancing with Elisa Puyrredon.

    Ponce de Leon | William Pilling
  • One jesting compliment Marcelino exchanged with the fair Elisa, and then went up to salute his aunt.

    Ponce de Leon | William Pilling
  • "The grave," said Elisa, in a very solemn voice, then bursting into a merry laugh she clapped her hands.

    Ponce de Leon | William Pilling
  • Then Elisa looked down confusedly, twining her fingers together, and with a flush on her fair face.

    Ponce de Leon | William Pilling
  • 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


/ (ɪˈlaɪzə) /

n acronym for
  1. 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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