anti-sera

antiserum

[an-tuh-seer-uhm]
noun, plural antiserums, antisera [an-tuh-seer-uh] .
a serum containing antibodies, as antitoxins or agglutinins, obtained by inoculation of animals and used for injection into other animals to provide immunity to a specific disease.

Origin:
1900–05; anti- + serum

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

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antiserum an·ti·se·rum (ān'tĭ-sēr'əm)
n.
A serum containing antibodies that are specific for one or more antigens. Also called immune serum.

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antiserum   (ān'tĭ-sîr'əm)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural antiserums or antisera
Human or animal serum containing one or more antibodies that are specific for one or more antigens and are administered to confer immunity. The antibodies in an antiserum result from previous immunization or exposure to an agent of disease. See also acquired immunity.
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