coproantibody


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coproantibody

 [kop″ro-an´tĭ-bod-e]
antibody found in the feces, chiefly secretory IgA.

coproantibody

/cop·ro·an·ti·body/ (kop″ro-an´tĭ-bod-e) an antibody (chiefly IgA) present in the intestinal tract, associated with immunity to enteric infection.

coproantibody

(kŏp″rō-ăn′tĭ-bŏd″ē)
Any one of a group of antibodies to various bacteria in the feces. They are of the IgA type. Their ability to protect the host has not been shown.

coproantibody

an antibody (chiefly IgA) present in the intestinal tract, associated with immunity to enteric infection.