avidity

Strength of binding, usually of a small molecule with multiple binding sites by a larger; particularly the binding of a complex antigen by an antibody. (Affinityrefers to simple receptor-ligand systems.)

avidity

Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-vid′ĭ-tē Definitions: 1. The binding strength of an antibody for an antigen.
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Avidity

A·vid'i·ty noun [ Latin aviditas , from avidus : confer French avidité . See Avid .] Greediness; strong appetite; eagerness; intenseness of desire; as, to eat with avidity . « His books were received and read with avidity . Milward. » ...
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avidity

<chemistry> Strength of binding, usually of a small molecule with multiple binding sites by a larger, particularly the binding of a complex antigen by an antibody. ... (Affinity refers to simple receptor ligand systems.) ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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avidity

(ә-vid´ĭ-te) eagerness, or a strong attraction for something. in immunology, an imprecise measure of the strength of antigen-antibody binding based on the rate at which the complex is formed.
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Avidity

• (n.) Greediness; strong appetite; eagerness; intenseness of desire; as, to eat with avidity.
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avidity

avidity 1. A positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something. 2. Eagerness; intenseness of desire: 'He always seems to eat excessively with avidity.' 3. Ardent desire, extreme eagerness, greediness. 4. In the field of immunology, the strength of an antigen-antibody binding; a measure of the strength with which an antibody binds to an an...
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Avidity

The summation of multiple affinities, for example when a polyvalent antibody binds to a polyvalent antigen.
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Avidity

In the context of biochemistry, avidity refers to the accumulated strength of multiple affinities of individual non-covalent binding interactions, such as between a protein receptor and its ligand, and is commonly referred to as functional affinity. As such, avidity is distinct from affinity, which describes the strength of a single interaction. H...
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Avidity

A term used to describe the combined strength of multiple bond interactions [as opposed to affinity, which is a term used to describe the strength of a single bond]. Avidity is a term that can be used to describe antibody-antigen interactions, where multiple, weak bonds form between antigen and antibody. Individually, each bond may be weak; however...
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avidity

(functional affinity) The binding strength between two molecules (e.g., antibody and antigen) taking into account the valency of the interaction. Thus the avidity will always be equal to or greater than the intrinsic affinity (see affinity).
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