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opsonize

[ op-suh-nahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, Immunology.
, op·so·nized, op·so·niz·ing.
  1. to increase the susceptibility of (bacteria) to ingestion by phagocytes.


opsonize

/ ɒpˈsɒnɪˌfaɪ; ˈɒpsəˌnaɪz /

verb

  1. tr to subject (bacteria) to the action of opsonins


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Derived Forms

  • ˌopsoniˈzation, noun

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Other Words From

  • opso·ni·zation noun

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