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op·so·nize

 (ŏp′sə-nīz′)
tr.v. op·so·nized, op·so·niz·ing, op·so·niz·es
To make (bacteria or other pathogens) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes.

[From opsonin.]

op′so·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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opsonize

(ˈɒpsəˌnaɪz) or

opsonise

;

opsonify

(ɒpˈsɒnɪˌfaɪ)
vb
(Biochemistry) (tr) to subject (bacteria) to the action of opsonins
ˌopsoniˈzation, ˌopsoniˈsation, opˌsonifiˈcation n
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opsonize


Past participle: opsonized
Gerund: opsonizing

Imperative
opsonize
opsonize
Present
I opsonize
you opsonize
he/she/it opsonizes
we opsonize
you opsonize
they opsonize
Preterite
I opsonized
you opsonized
he/she/it opsonized
we opsonized
you opsonized
they opsonized
Present Continuous
I am opsonizing
you are opsonizing
he/she/it is opsonizing
we are opsonizing
you are opsonizing
they are opsonizing
Present Perfect
I have opsonized
you have opsonized
he/she/it has opsonized
we have opsonized
you have opsonized
they have opsonized
Past Continuous
I was opsonizing
you were opsonizing
he/she/it was opsonizing
we were opsonizing
you were opsonizing
they were opsonizing
Past Perfect
I had opsonized
you had opsonized
he/she/it had opsonized
we had opsonized
you had opsonized
they had opsonized
Future
I will opsonize
you will opsonize
he/she/it will opsonize
we will opsonize
you will opsonize
they will opsonize
Future Perfect
I will have opsonized
you will have opsonized
he/she/it will have opsonized
we will have opsonized
you will have opsonized
they will have opsonized
Future Continuous
I will be opsonizing
you will be opsonizing
he/she/it will be opsonizing
we will be opsonizing
you will be opsonizing
they will be opsonizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been opsonizing
you have been opsonizing
he/she/it has been opsonizing
we have been opsonizing
you have been opsonizing
they have been opsonizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been opsonizing
you will have been opsonizing
he/she/it will have been opsonizing
we will have been opsonizing
you will have been opsonizing
they will have been opsonizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been opsonizing
you had been opsonizing
he/she/it had been opsonizing
we had been opsonizing
you had been opsonizing
they had been opsonizing
Conditional
I would opsonize
you would opsonize
he/she/it would opsonize
we would opsonize
you would opsonize
they would opsonize
Past Conditional
I would have opsonized
you would have opsonized
he/she/it would have opsonized
we would have opsonized
you would have opsonized
they would have opsonized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.opsonize - make (cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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The AMs showed significant decreases in a number of receptors important for host defense such as CD11b and CD11c (important for phagocytosis of opsonized pathogens) and CD29 (important in neutrophil recruitment).
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