- the strength of a solution as determined by titration with a standard substance.
- the concentration of a substance in a given sample as determined by titration.
Also especially British, ti·tre.
Origin of titer
1830–40; < French titre title, qualification, fineness of alloyed gold or silver < Latin titulus title
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Examples from the Web for titer
Evidently the greater the dilution, that is, the higher the titer, the more specific is the reaction.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
Those especially important are the acid value, percentage unsaponifiable matter and titer test.
In bleaching palm oil for 30 hours with air the free fatty acid content rose and titer decreased considerably.
A titer lower than 28 will prevent the finished kettle of soap from being capable of later taking up the filling materials.
The titer of a fat or oil is really an indication of the amount of stearic acid contained therein.
- the usual US spelling of titre
- The concentration of a substance in solution or the strength of such a substance determined by titration.
- The minimum volume needed to cause a particular result in titration.
- The dilution of a serum containing a specific antibody at which the solution retains the minimum level of activity needed to neutralize or precipitate an antigen.
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- The concentration of a substance in solution or the strength of such a substance as determined by titration.
- The minimum volume of a solution needed to cause a particular result in titration.
- The concentration of antibodies present in the highest dilution of a serum sample at which visible clumps with an appropriate antigen are formed.
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