- of, relating to, or influenced by opsonin; capable of promoting phagocytosis.
Origin of opsonic
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Wright and his followers regard the opsonic index as an index of the power of the body to combat bacterial invasion.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
By opsonic action is meant the effect which a serum has on (c) Opsonic action.
In other forms of infection, vaccines are employed to increase the opsonic power of the blood.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Of these the most important are (a) bacteriolytic or lysogenic action, (b) agglutinative action, and (c) opsonic action.
- Of, relating to, or produced by opsonins.
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