Definition of opsonization in US English:

opsonization

(British opsonisation)

noun

Medicine
  • See opsonize

    • ‘Infection is cleared, usually within 2-3 weeks, by antibody opsonization and macrophage clearance.’
    • ‘Children who are undernourished consistently have been found to have significant and profound changes in cell-mediated immunity, complement levels, and opsonization that lead to susceptibility to various infections.’
    • ‘Their functions include not only self/non-self recognition but also engaging associated effector mechanisms, such as complement-mediated opsonization and killing of potential pathogens.’

Pronunciation

opsonization

/ˌäpsəˌniˈzāSHən/