neutralizing antibody

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neutralizing antibody neu·tral·iz·ing antibody (nōō'trə-lī'zĭng, nyōō'-)
n.
An antibody that reacts with an infectious agent, usually a virus, and destroys or inhibits its infectiveness and virulence.

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