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Definition: 'Immunofluorescence'

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immunofluorescence

Type: Term

Pronunciation: im′yū-nō-flōr-es′ens, i-myū′nō-

Definitions:
1. An immunohistochemical technique using labeling of antibodies by a fluorescent dye to identify antigenic material specific for the labeled antibody. Specific binding of antibody can be determined microscopically through the production of a characteristic visible light by the application of ultraviolet rays to the preparation.

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