titer

titer

[tahy-ter, tee-]
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.
Also, especially British, titre.


Origin:
1830–40; < French titre title, qualification, fineness of alloyed gold or silver < Latin titulus title

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titer (ˈtaɪtə, ˈtiː-)
 
n
the usual US spelling of titre

titre or (US) titer (ˈtaɪtə, ˈtiː-, ˈtaɪtə, ˈtiː-)
 
n
1.  a.  the concentration of a solution as determined by titration
 b.  the minimum quantity of a solution required to complete a reaction in a titration
2.  the quantity of antibody present in an organism
 
[C19: from French titre proportion of gold or silver in an alloy, from Old French titletitle]
 
titer or (US) titer
 
n
 
[C19: from French titre proportion of gold or silver in an alloy, from Old French titletitle]

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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   (tī'tər)  Pronunciation Key 
  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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