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(ŏp-sō′nĭn )

[Gr. opsonein, to purchase food]
A substance that coats foreign antigens, making them more susceptible to macrophages and other leukocytes, thus increasing phagocytosis of the organism. Complement and antibodies are the two main opsonins in human blood.
opsonic (-sŏn′ĭk), adj.

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Opsonin." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/747897/all/opsonin.
Opsonin. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/747897/all/opsonin. Accessed July 19, 2019.
Opsonin. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/747897/all/opsonin
Opsonin [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 19]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/747897/all/opsonin.
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