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Meaning of "opsonize" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OPSONIZE

opsonize  [ɒpˈsɒnɪˌfaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OPSONIZE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Opsonize is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb opsonize in English.

WHAT DOES OPSONIZE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Opsonin

An opsonin, is any molecule that enhances phagocytosis by marking an antigen for an immune response. However, the term is usually used in reference to molecules that act as a binding enhancer for the process of phagocytosis, especially antibodies, which coat the negatively charged molecules on the membrane. Molecules that activate the complement system are also considered opsonins. Phagocytic cells do not have an Fc receptor for IgM, making IgM ineffective in assisting phagocytosis. However, IgM is extremely efficient at activating complement and is, therefore, considered an opsonin. Opsonins can also refer to molecules that target a cell for destruction through the action of natural killer cells.

Definition of opsonize in the English dictionary

The definition of opsonize in the dictionary is to subject to the action of opsonins.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO OPSONIZE

PRESENT

Present
I opsonize
you opsonize
he/she/it opsonizes
we opsonize
you opsonize
they opsonize
Present continuous
I am opsonizing
you are opsonizing
he/she/it is opsonizing
we are opsonizing
you are opsonizing
they are opsonizing
Present perfect
I have opsonized
you have opsonized
he/she/it has opsonized
we have opsonized
you have opsonized
they have opsonized
Present perfect continuous
I have been opsonizing
you have been opsonizing
he/she/it has been opsonizing
we have been opsonizing
you have been opsonizing
they have been opsonizing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I opsonized
you opsonized
he/she/it opsonized
we opsonized
you opsonized
they opsonized
Past continuous
I was opsonizing
you were opsonizing
he/she/it was opsonizing
we were opsonizing
you were opsonizing
they were opsonizing
Past perfect
I had opsonized
you had opsonized
he/she/it had opsonized
we had opsonized
you had opsonized
they had opsonized
Past perfect continuous
I had been opsonizing
you had been opsonizing
he/she/it had been opsonizing
we had been opsonizing
you had been opsonizing
they had been opsonizing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will opsonize
you will opsonize
he/she/it will opsonize
we will opsonize
you will opsonize
they will opsonize
Future continuous
I will be opsonizing
you will be opsonizing
he/she/it will be opsonizing
we will be opsonizing
you will be opsonizing
they will be opsonizing
Future perfect
I will have opsonized
you will have opsonized
he/she/it will have opsonized
we will have opsonized
you will have opsonized
they will have opsonized
Future perfect continuous
I will have been opsonizing
you will have been opsonizing
he/she/it will have been opsonizing
we will have been opsonizing
you will have been opsonizing
they will have been opsonizing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would opsonize
you would opsonize
he/she/it would opsonize
we would opsonize
you would opsonize
they would opsonize
Conditional continuous
I would be opsonizing
you would be opsonizing
he/she/it would be opsonizing
we would be opsonizing
you would be opsonizing
they would be opsonizing
Conditional perfect
I would have opsonize
you would have opsonize
he/she/it would have opsonize
we would have opsonize
you would have opsonize
they would have opsonize
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been opsonizing
you would have been opsonizing
he/she/it would have been opsonizing
we would have been opsonizing
you would have been opsonizing
they would have been opsonizing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you opsonize
we let´s opsonize
you opsonize
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to opsonize
Past participle
opsonized
Present Participle
opsonizing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OPSONIZE


ammonify
əˈmɒnɪˌfaɪ
carnify
ˈkɑːnɪˌfaɪ
cockneyfy
ˈkɒknɪˌfaɪ
consignify
kɒnˈsɪɡnɪˌfaɪ
cornify
ˈkɔːnɪˌfaɪ
dignify
ˈdɪɡnɪˌfaɪ
divinify
dɪˈvɪnɪˌfaɪ
indemnify
ɪnˈdɛmnɪˌfaɪ
lignify
ˈlɪɡnɪˌfaɪ
magnify
ˈmæɡnɪˌfaɪ
minify
ˈmɪnɪˌfaɪ
opsonify
ɒpˈsɒnɪˌfaɪ
personify
pɜːˈsɒnɪˌfaɪ
presignify
priːˈsɪɡnɪˌfaɪ
reunify
riːˈjuːnɪˌfaɪ
saponify
səˈpɒnɪˌfaɪ
signify
ˈsɪɡnɪˌfaɪ
solemnify
səˈlɛmnɪˌfaɪ
UniFi
ˈjuːnɪˌfaɪ
unify
ˈjuːnɪˌfaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OPSONIZE

ops.
opsimath
opsimathy
opsin
opsiometer
opsomania
opsomaniac
opsonic
opsonic index
opsonification
opsonify
opsonin
opsonisation
opsonise
opsonium
opsonization
opt
opt in
opt out
opt-out

WORDS THAT END LIKE OPSONIZE

agonize
antagonize
canonize
carbonize
colonize
decolonize
demonize
disharmonize
harmonize
ionize
lionize
matronize
organize
patronize
recolonize
resynchronize
revolutionize
sectionize
synchronize
unionize
weaponize

Synonyms and antonyms of opsonize in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «opsonize» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OPSONIZE

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The translations of opsonize from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «opsonize» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

opsonize
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

opsonize
570 millions of speakers

English

opsonize
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

opsonize
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يستطهي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

opsonize
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

opsonizar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

opsonize
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

opsoniser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Opsonize
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

opsonisieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オプソニン化する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

opsonize
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Opsonize
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

opsonize
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

opsonize
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Opsonize
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

opsoninleştirenlerdir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

opsonize
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

opsonize
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

opsonize
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

opsonize
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

opsonize
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

opsonize
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

opsonisera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

opsonize
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of opsonize

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OPSONIZE»

The term «opsonize» is used very little and occupies the 172.785 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OPSONIZE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «opsonize» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «opsonize» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about opsonize

EXAMPLES

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OPSONIZE»

Discover the use of opsonize in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to opsonize and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Properties of Water and Their Role in Colloidal and ...
(1982) showed that monoclonal IgG3 (i.e., an IgG3 class monoclonal immunoglobulin from a multiple myeloma patient, of only one single specificity, which specificity remained however unknown) could also opsonize various bacteria, namely: ...
Carel J. Van Oss, 2008
2
Innate Immunity of Plants, Animals and Humans
3.1. Proteins. Opsonize. Invading. Bacteria. and. Fungi. to. Promote. Phagocytosis. Several proteins have been discovered in Drosophila which share sequence similarities with the mammalian complement C3/α2-macroglobulin superfamily of ...
Holger Heine, 2007
3
Encyclopedia of Cancer
Opsonize. Definition To coat an organism with antibodies or a complement protein so as to make it palatable to phagocytes. ... Opsonize Definition OptiBerry Definition Optic Glioma Definition Optical Mammography Synonyms Characteristics ...
Manfred Schwab, 2011
4
Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
These sera were utilized to opsonize types 7 and 19 bacteria to determine the effect of antibody alone, without complement activity, on bacterial uptake. For type 7, dilutions of a single heat-inactivated immune serum containing 1989 ng Ab ...
‎1903
5
Step-up to the Bedside
Both IgG and the complement component C3b can opsonize, which means that their presence on the surface of a pathogen facilitates their phagocytosis by macrophages. IgG can opsonize directly, and both IgG and IgM can opsonize ...
Samir Mehta, Edmund A. Milder, Adam J. Mirarchi, 2006
6
Parasites in the Immunized Host: Mechanisms of Survival
You can also raise antisera with lower titres of agglutinating antibody, but which opsonize; it depends on the way you immunize. One has to distinguish between antibody differences which are quantitative and qualitative. The evidence so far ...
CIBA Foundation Symposium, 2009
7
Fundamental Immunology
IgM antibodies are produced early in the course ofinfections and should be important in the early phase ofinfections because they fix complement very efficiently and can opsonize bacteria. Selective deficiency of IgM antibodies was found to ...
William E. Paul, 2012
8
Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Updated Edition
Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. H. Lichtman, Shiv Pillai. mediated disease. A. Antibodies opsonize cells and may activate complement, generating complement products that also opsonize cells, leading to phagocytosis of the cells through ...
Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. H. Lichtman, Shiv Pillai, 1994
9
Hugo and Russell's Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Receptors for promoting adherence, such as lectin receptors interacting with carbohydrate moieties on the surface of the microorganism, or receptors for Fc domains (non-antigen-recognition domains) of antibodies which opsonize ...
Stephen P. Denyer, Norman Hodges, Sean P. Gorman, 2011
10
Mucosal Immunology of Acute Bacterial Pneumonia
The impaired C3b deposition appears to be the direct result of AprA-mediated cleavage of the C2 complement component Surfactant proteins A and D opsonize P. aeruginosa, including mucoid strains (Mariencheck et al. 1999; Restrepo et al.
Alice Prince, 2012

3 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OPSONIZE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term opsonize is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Mouse Cd59b but not Cd59a is upregulated to protect cells from …
... which modulate and prime the immune system; (2) C3b/iC3b deposited on targeted surfaces to opsonize the invaders in cooperation with ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
2
Diminutive decoys: Membrane-cloaked nanoparticles disrupt …
(A) Anti-RBCs opsonize RBCs for extravascular hemolysis, via phagocytosis, as observed in AIHA and DIA. (B) RBC-ANS absorbs and ... «Medical Xpress, Sep 14»
3
Disease Associations of Mannose-Binding Lectin & Potential of …
Recent studies indicate that MBL could opsonize HIV but does not induce neutralization of virus within the physiological concentration range62. «RedOrbit, Sep 08»

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