immunofluorescence

[ im-yuh-noh-floo-res-uh ns, -flaw-, -floh-, ih-myoo- ]
/ ˌɪm yə noʊ flʊˈrɛs əns, -flɔ-, -floʊ-, ɪˌmyu- /

noun

any of various techniques for detecting an antigen or antibody in a sample by coupling its specifically interactive antibody or antigen to a fluorescent compound, mixing with the sample, and observing the reaction under an ultraviolet-light microscope.

Origin of immunofluorescence

First recorded in 1955–60; immuno- + fluorescence
Related formsim·mu·no·fluo·res·cent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for immunofluorescence

immunofluorescence

/ (ˌɪmjʊnəʊflʊəˈrɛsəns) /

noun

a method used to determine the location of antibodies or antigens in which the antibodies or antigens are labelled with a fluorescent dye
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Medicine definitions for immunofluorescence

immunofluorescence

[ ĭm′yə-nō-flu-rĕsəns, -flô-, ĭ-myōō′- ]

n.

Any of various methods that use antibodies chemically linked to a fluorescent dye to identify or quantify antigens in a tissue sample.
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