titer

[tahy-ter, tee-]
noun Chemistry, Medicine/Medical.
  1. the strength of a solution as determined by titration with a standard substance.
  2. 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

Historical Examples of 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.

    Soap-Making Manual

    E. G. Thomssen

  • In bleaching palm oil for 30 hours with air the free fatty acid content rose and titer decreased considerably.

    Soap-Making Manual

    E. G. Thomssen

  • A titer lower than 28 will prevent the finished kettle of soap from being capable of later taking up the filling materials.

    Soap-Making Manual

    E. G. Thomssen

  • The titer of a fat or oil is really an indication of the amount of stearic acid contained therein.

    Soap-Making Manual

    E. G. Thomssen


British Dictionary definitions for titer

titer

noun
  1. the usual US spelling of titre
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titer in Medicine

titer

n.
  1. The concentration of a substance in solution or the strength of such a substance determined by titration.
  2. The minimum volume needed to cause a particular result in titration.
  3. 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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titer in Science

titer

[tītər]
  1. The concentration of a substance in solution or the strength of such a substance as determined by titration.
  2. The minimum volume of a solution needed to cause a particular result in titration.
  3. 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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