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am·bo·cep·tor

(am'bō-sep'tŏr),
Ehrlich's term for his concept, now obsolete, of the structure of complement-fixing antibody; now used chiefly to denote the anti-sheep erythrocyte antibody used in the hemolytic system of complement-fixation tests.
[ambo- + L. capio, to take]

amboceptor

/am·bo·cep·tor/ (am´bo-sep″ter) hemolysin, particularly its double receptors, the one combining with the blood cell, the other with complement.

amboceptor

A hemolysin which binds erythrocytes and complement, regarded by some to be equivalent to the anti-sheep erythrocyte antibody; the term, so defined, was based on a primitive understanding of the immune system and molecular mechanisms

am·bo·cep·tor

(am'bō-sep-tŏr)
Complement-fixing antibody; now used chiefly to denote the anti-sheep erythrocyte antibody used in the hemolytic system of complement-fixation tests.
[ambo- + L. capio, to take]

amboceptor

an old term for hemolysin, which is an antibody that binds to the surface of erythrocytes in such a way that they are lysed in the presence of complement.