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  • noun immunology Antibody.
  • noun In Egyptian mythology, the spirit of the heart and the will and conscience of the recently deceased which proceeds to the afterlife and is given as evidence towards the deceased.
  • proper noun A diminutive of the male given name Abner
  • noun chemistry alabamine
  • noun Abbreviation of Abbot.

Etymologies

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The first letter of each of the two syllables of antibody.

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From Egyptian jb, (heart):

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see Abner.

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From Hebrew אָב (āv).

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  • Egyptian Mythology: n. The heart, supposed to leave the body at death and proceed to the future world, where it gave evidence for or against its former possessor. (Webster's New International Dictionary, 1926)

    May 26, 2012