titre

[tahy-ter, tee-]

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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titre

US titer

noun
    1. the concentration of a solution as determined by titration
    2. the minimum quantity of a solution required to complete a reaction in a titration
  1. the quantity of antibody present in an organism

Word Origin for titre

C19: from French titre proportion of gold or silver in an alloy, from Old French title title

titer

noun
  1. the usual US spelling of titre
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titre 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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titre 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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