Quellung reactionmedical dictionary

Swelling of the capsule surrounding a bacterium as a result of interaction with anticapsular antibody, consequently the capsule becomes more refractile and conspicuous.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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