Meaning of antibody
Pronunciation: (an'ti-bod"ē), [key]
— pl. -bod•ies.
- any of numerous-shaped protein molecules produced by B cells as a primary immune defense, each molecule and its clones having a unique binding site that can combine with the complementary site of a foreign antigen, as on a virus or bacterium, thereby disabling the antigen and signaling other immune defenses. Abbr.: Ab
- antibodies of a particular type collectively. Also called
- antibody (Thesaurus)