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antibody


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antibody  \An"ti*bod`y\,  n.  (Physiol.  Chem.) 
  Any  of  various  bodies  or  substances  in  the  blood  which  act  in 
  antagonism  to  harmful  foreign  bodies,  as  toxins  or  the 
  bacteria  producing  the  toxins.  Normal  blood  serum  apparently 
  contains  variousantibodies  and  the  introduction  of  toxins  or 
  of  foreign  cells  also  results  in  the  development  of  their 
  specific  antibodies. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antibody 
  n  :  any  of  a  large  variety  of  immunoglobulins  normally  present 
  in  the  body  or  produced  in  response  to  an  antigen  which 
  it  neutralizes,  thus  producing  an  immune  response 




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