opsonize


opsonize

verb (used with object), op·so·nized, op·so·niz·ing. Immunology.

  1. to increase the susceptibility of (bacteria) to ingestion by phagocytes.

verb

  1. (tr) to subject (bacteria) to the action of opsonins

v.

  1. To make bacteria or other cells more susceptible to the action of phagocytes.

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