immunoglobulin

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  • Ig (abbreviation)

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From immuno- +‎ globulin.

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immunoglobulin (plural immunoglobulins)

  1. (biochemistry, immunology) Any of the glycoproteins in blood serum that respond to invasion by foreign antigens and that protect the host by removing pathogens; an antibody.

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