seropositive
adjective Date: circa 1930 having or being a positive serum reaction especially in a test for the presence of an antibody • seropositivity noun

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  • seropositive — /sear oh poz i tiv/, adj. Med. showing a significant level of serum antibodies, or other immunologic marker in the serum, indicating previous exposure to the infectious agent being tested. [1930 35; SERO + POSITIVE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • seropositive — se·ro·positive …   English syllables

  • seropositive — se•ro•pos•i•tive [[t]ˌsɪər oʊˈpɒz ɪ tɪv[/t]] adj. imu med showing a significant level of serum antibodies, or other immunologic marker in the serum, indicating previous exposure to the infectious agent being tested • Etymology: 1930–35 se ro•pos… …   From formal English to slang

  • seropositive — /ˈsɪəroʊpɒzətɪv/ (say searrohpozuhtiv) adjective showing a positive result to a blood test, indicating the presence of that which was tested for …   Australian English dictionary

  • seropositive — I. |si(ˌ)rō sometimes |se( + adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary sero + positive : having a positive serum reaction II. ˌ adjective Etymology: sero + positive (I) …   Useful english dictionary

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