immune globulin

noun
a class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response
Hypernyms: ↑gamma globulin, ↑human gamma globulin, ↑antibody
Hyponyms:

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noun or immune serum globulin
: globulin from the blood of a person or animal immune to a particular disease

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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