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n. pl. an·ti·se·rums or an·ti·se·ra (-sîr′ə)
Human or animal serum containing antibodies that are specific for one or more antigens.


n, pl -rums or -ra (-rə)
(Medicine) blood serum containing antibodies against a specific antigen, used to treat or provide immunity to a disease


(ˈæn təˌsɪər əm)

n., pl. -se•rums, -se•ra (-ˌsɪər ə)
animal or human serum that contains antibodies to a specific disease, used for injections to confer passive immunity to that disease.
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Noun1.antiserum - blood serum containing antibodies against specific antigens; provides immunity to a disease
blood serum, serum - an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates


n (pl -ra) antisuero
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Four isolates were identified as serogroup W135 by using specific antiserum (Remel, Lenexa, KS, USA).
However, these methods are both expensive, time-consuming and require large amounts of toxin, specific antiserum and laboratory animals.
After separation by electrophoresis under a constant 20 W at 20 [degrees]C controlled by the Peltier effect (80 V-h delivered during ~17 min of migration), IgG was specifically immunoprecipitated in the gel for 10 min by the addition of 50 [micro]L of peroxidase-labeled anti-IgG antiserum, diluted 1:11 with a specific antiserum diluent, to each lane of the gel with an adapted loading template.

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