Definition of parabiotic in English:

parabiotic

adjective

Biology
  • See parabiosis

    • ‘The use of parabiotic animals provides a continuous source of donor-derived cells in the circulation and, therefore, may be crucial in providing fibroblast precursors.’
    • ‘Abe and coworkers generated parabiotic mice by joining green fluorescent protein transgenic mice and wild-type littermates.’
    • ‘In cancer, humoral factors elaborated by the tumor appear to be involved, because cachexia can be transferred from cancer-bearing to noncancer-bearing animals in parabiotic experiments.’
    • ‘The wild-type mice in parabiotic pairs that were given irradiation after vascular communication also maintained a common circulation (approximately 60% green ceils in blood) when assessed 2 weeks after irradiation.’
    • ‘Culture of lung fibroblasts from wild-type mice of parabiotic pairs confirmed that 5 to 20% of lung fibreblasts could be derived from circulating blood, although such cells could not be cultured directly from blood.’

Pronunciation

parabiotic

/ˌparəbʌɪəʊˈɒtɪkɪs/