Devil’s Biological Dictionary #2: Antibody

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Antibody, noun: A body’s personal security guard. They patrol the bloodstream. Their job: to spot and stop harmful intruders like viruses and bacteria. Like seasoned bouncers, they recognise and block these unwanted guests. Once they meet an intruder, they never forget. This memory helps them quickly defend against future attacks.

These definitions are inspired by Jason Zweig’s The Devil’s Financial Dictionary, so don’t take them literally. They are meant to amuse and educate.

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Drashti Shah
Bioinformatics with Rust

ESG & climate data scientist by day. Aspiring computational biologist by night.