opsonin

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From Ancient Greek ὀψωνέω (opsōnéō, to purchase provisions, to buy victuals, to cater) +‎ -in.

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opsonin (plural opsonins)

  1. Any chemical produced by the body, including antibodies and complement proteins, that causes a pathogen to be more susceptible to phagocytosis.

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