from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A substance of the character of an amboceptor, which will cause the destruction of bacteria in the presence of a corresponding complement. (See
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- noun Any
antibodythat causes lysisof the cells of a bacterium
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It has an anti-infectious action brought about by internal disinfection, but is, in this respect, in contrast to the anti-bacterial disinfectant treatment methods which, for example, can be carried out in laboratory experiments with the aid of the R. Pfeiffer's bacteriolysin; because its activity is only detoxication, we call it antitoxic.
The three most important of the antibodies referred to which can be demonstrated with a certain amount of facility are agglutinin, opsonin and bacteriolysin; and the methods of testing for these bodies will now be considered.