immunofluorescence: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (im"yu-nō-floo-res'uns, -flô-, -flō-, i-my"-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various techniques for detecting an antigen or antibody in a sample by coupling its specifically interactive antibody or antigen to a fluorescent compound, mixing with the sample, and observing the reaction under an ultraviolet-light microscope.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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