seropositive

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From sero- +‎ positive.

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seropositive (not comparable)

  1. (of blood serum): Testing positive for a given pathogen, especially HIV (HIV positive).
    • 2004, Paul D. Griffiths, “Cytomegalovirus”, in Arie J. Zuckerman et al. (editors), Principles and Practice of Clinical Virology, Fifth Edition,[1] John Wiley and Sons, ISBN 9780470843383, page 108:
      Other tests (marked ‘+ +’ in Table 2C.8) are more sensitive in that they produce higher antibody titres but they do not detect substantially more seropositive individuals in a population.
  2. (of a person or animal): Having seropositive blood serum.

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