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opsonize

 [op´sŏ-nīz]
to subject to opsonization.
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opsonize

(ŏp′sə-nīz′)
tr.v. opso·nized, opso·nizing, opso·nizes
To make (bacteria or other cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes.

op′so·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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op·so·nize

(op'sŏn-īz)
To prepare microorganisms for phagocytosis and ultimate destruction.
Synonym(s): opsonise.
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