immunofluorescence

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immunofluorescence

[im-yuh-noh-floo-res-uhns, -flaw-, -floh-, ih-myoo-]
noun
any of various techniques for detecting an antigen or antibody in a sample by coupling its specifically interactive antibody or antigen to a fluorescent compound, mixing with the sample, and observing the reaction under an ultraviolet-light microscope.

Origin:
1955–60; immuno- + fluorescence

immunofluorescent, adjective
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immunofluorescence (ˌɪmjʊnəʊflʊəˈrɛsəns)
 
n
a method used to determine the location of antibodies or antigens in which the antibodies or antigens are labelled with a fluorescent dye

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immunofluorescence im·mu·no·fluo·res·cence (ĭm'yə-nō-flu-rěs'əns, -flô-, ĭ-myōō'-)
n.
Any of various methods that use antibodies chemically linked to a fluorescent dye to identify or quantify antigens in a tissue sample.

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Immunofluorescence is a laboratory technique to identify specific antibodies or antigens.
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