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AB Tweet Definition of AB Like Definition of AB on Facebook
noun 
  1. A blood type of the ABO system that has a both blood antigens and may receive all blood types, and donate to AB.
abbreviation 
  1. Alberta (Canadian province).
  2. able-bodied seaman.
  3. also.
  4. antiballistic.
  5. Bachelor of Arts.
     
agglutination Tweet Definition of agglutination Like Definition of agglutination on Facebook
noun 
  1. The act of uniting by glue or other tenacious substance; the state of being thus united; adhesion of parts.
  2. Combination in which root words are united with little or no change of form or loss of meaning. See agglutinative, 2.
  3. The clumping together of red blood cells or bacteria, usually in response to a particular antibody.
     
allergenic Tweet Definition of allergenic Like Definition of allergenic on Facebook
adjective (notcomp)
  1. of or pertaining to an allergen
    • 1996: Fred R. Shank, Ph.D., http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~lrd/allerg7.html FDA Allergy Warning Letter - "Evidence suggests that some allergenic substances can cause serious allergic responses in some individuals upon ingestion of very small amounts of the substance."
      1. having the effect of an allergen
     
allergic Tweet Definition of allergic Like Definition of allergic on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to allergy.
I am to cats.
  1. Having an allergy.
  2. Excessively sensitive; susceptible.
     
allergy Tweet Definition of allergy Like Definition of allergy on Facebook
noun 
  1. A condition of hypersensitivity to a substance (an allergen) considered harmless to most people. Exposure (consumption, inhalation, physical contact, etc) to such substances causes the body to undergo a reaction, often resulting in symptoms such as difficulty breathing and/or swellings/rashes of the skin.
  2. Altered susceptibility to a first treatment as exhibited in reaction to a subsequent one.
  3. (informal) An antipathy, as toward a person or activity.
He is allergic to reality TV.
     
antibody Tweet Definition of antibody Like Definition of antibody on Facebook
noun (antibod, ies)
  1. (immunology) A protein produced by B-lymphocytes that binds to a specific antigen.
     

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