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titer

or (especially British) titre

[tahy-ter, tee-] /ˈtaɪ tər, ˈti-/
noun, Chemistry, Medicine/Medical
1.
the strength of a solution as determined by titration with a standard substance.
2.
the concentration of a substance in a given sample as determined by titration.
Origin of titer
1830-1840
1830-40; < French titre title, qualification, fineness of alloyed gold or silver < Latin titulus title
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Examples from the Web for titer
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  • A titer lower than 28 will prevent the finished kettle of soap from being capable of later taking up the filling materials.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • Evidently the greater the dilution, that is, the higher the titer, the more specific is the reaction.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey
  • Those especially important are the acid value, percentage unsaponifiable matter and titer test.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • In bleaching palm oil for 30 hours with air the free fatty acid content rose and titer decreased considerably.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • Any convenient means may be used for obtaining a temperature of 10° below the titer of the various fats.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • The titer of a fat or oil is really an indication of the amount of stearic acid contained therein.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • The titer, expressed in degrees Centigrade, is the solidification point of the fatty acids of an oil or fat.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • The highest point to which the mercury rises after having been stationary is taken as the reading of the titer.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
British Dictionary definitions for titer

titer

/ˈtaɪtə; ˈtiː-/
noun
1.
the usual US spelling of titre
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titer in Medicine

titer ti·ter or ti·tre (tī'tər)
n.

  1. The concentration of a substance in solution or the strength of such a substance determined by titration.

  2. The minimum volume needed to cause a particular result in titration.

  3. The dilution of a serum containing a specific antibody at which the solution retains the minimum level of activity needed to neutralize or precipitate an antigen.

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titer in Science
titer
  (tī'tər)   
  1. The concentration of a substance in solution or the strength of such a substance as determined by titration.

  2. The minimum volume of a solution needed to cause a particular result in titration.

  3. The concentration of antibodies present in the highest dilution of a serum sample at which visible clumps with an appropriate antigen are formed.


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