Definition of immunoglobulin in English:



mass nounBiochemistry
  • Any of a class of proteins present in the serum and cells of the immune system, which function as antibodies.

    ‘she was given intravenous immunoglobulin’
    count noun ‘they are susceptible to infection in spite of high concentrations of immunoglobulins’
    • ‘Each whey product varies in the amount of protein, carbohydrates, immunoglobulins, lactose, minerals, and fat in the finished product.’
    • ‘Antibodies, or Y-shaped immunoglobulins, are proteins found in the blood where they help to fight against foreign substances called antigens.’
    • ‘The passive transmission of various antibodies from intravenous immunoglobulin has been reported.’
    • ‘Polyclonal immunoglobulins and other serum proteins were present in his urine.’
    • ‘Breast milk contains a range of antimicrobial proteins, including immunoglobulins, lysozyme, and lactoferrin.’