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opsonize

[ op-suh-nahyz ]
/ 藞蓲p s蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), op路so路nized, op路so路niz路ing.Immunology.
to increase the susceptibility of (bacteria) to ingestion by phagocytes.
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Also especially British, op路so路nise .

Origin of opsonize

OTHER WORDS FROM opsonize

op路so路ni路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for opsonize

opsonize

opsonise opsonify (蓲p藞s蓲n瑟藢fa瑟)

/ (藞蓲ps蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to subject (bacteria) to the action of opsonins

Derived forms of opsonize

opsonization, opsonisation or opsonification, noun
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Medical definitions for opsonize

opsonize
[ 艔ps蓹-n墨z鈥 ]

v.
To make bacteria or other cells more susceptible to the action of phagocytes.
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