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an antibody that causes complement-dependent lysis of bacteria.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
bactericidinAn older term for:
(1) Antibacterial antibiotic;
(2) Antibacterial antibody.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
An antibody that kills bacteria in the presence of complement.
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