immunocytoadherence

A method for determining cell surface properties, in which immunoglobulin or receptors on the surface of one cell population cause cells with corresponding molecular configurations on their surface to adhere in rosettes around the cells.

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im·mu·no·cy·to·ad·her·ence (im″u-no-si″to-ad-hērґəns) the formation of rosettes by the binding of red cells bearing a homologous antigen to lymphocytes bearing surface immunoglobulin (B cells); used to identify B cells.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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