freund's in-complete adjuvant

Freund's adjuvant

[froindz]
noun Immunology.
a water-in-oil emulsion injected with immunogen (Freund's incomplete adjuvant) or with immunogen and killed mycobacteria (Freund's complete adjuvant) to enhance the immune response to the immunogen.

Origin:
1945–50; after Jules Freund (1891–1960), Hungarian-born U.S. immunologist

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Freund's adjuvant (froindz)
n.
A substance consisting of killed microorganisms, such as mycobacteria, in an oil and water emulsion that is administered to induce and enhance the formation of antibodies.

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