immunofluorescence [ imynoflyɔresɑ̃s ] n. f.
• 1965; de immuno- et fluorescence
Biol. Technique utilisant un marquage fluorescent d'anticorps spécifiques afin de visualiser et de localiser les antigènes correspondants.

immunofluorescence nom féminin Technique de diagnostic immunologique fondée sur la coloration par une substance fluorescente des anticorps qui, se combinant à l'antigène correspondant, permettent de le mettre en évidence à l'examen microscopique.

immunofluorescence [i(m)mynoflyɔʀesɑ̃s] n. f.
ÉTYM. 1965, Garnier (attesté 1960 en angl.); de immuno-, et fluorescence.
Didact. (méd.). Méthode utilisée pour dépister les antigènes grâce à des corps fluorescents. || « Contrairement à ce que les techniques d'immunofluorescence laissaient croire, les cellules sécrétrices ne seraient pas (…) les hépatocytes cancéreux » (la Recherche, nov. 1973, p. 983).

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