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Etymology

1. immunoglobulin

noun. a class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response.

Synonyms

  • IgA
  • IgD
  • immunoglobulin M
  • immunoglobulin D
  • Ig
  • immunoglobulin E
  • gamma globulin
  • immune globulin
  • tetanus immunoglobulin
  • antibody
  • immunoglobulin G
  • human gamma globulin
  • IgE
  • IgG
  • IgM
  • immunoglobulin A
  • immune gamma globulin
  • immune serum globulin

Etymology

  • globulin (English)
  • immuno- (English)

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Example sentences of the word immunoglobulin


1. Adjective
If your skin becomes irritated, red and inflamed, your doctor will take a sample of your blood to determine if your body creates immunoglobulin E antibodies.

2. Noun, singular or mass
A shot of Rh immunoglobulin, called RhIg or RhoGAM, around the 28th week of pregnancy, can prevent the mother's body from becoming sensitized to the Rh factor in the babies blood.

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