Definitions for "Opsonization"
action of some antibodies that renders bacteria and other foreign cells more susceptible to phagocytosis; also called immune adherence
Alteration of a particle (pathogen) with antibody or complement that facilitates their uptake through receptors on a phagocytic cell(Lecture: Acquired Immunity, 2/14/02)
An immune response in which the binding of antibodies to the surface of a microbe facilitates phagocytosis of the microbe by a macrophage.
Keywords:  particle, coating, proteins
Coating a particle with opsonin proteins.