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Neufeld capsular swelling

Pronunciation: nu'feld

Definition: increase in opacity and visibility of the capsule of capsulated organisms exposed to specific agglutinating anticapsular antibodies.

Synonym(s): Neufeld reaction, quellung phenomenon, quellung reaction1, quellung test

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