Medical Definition of Titre

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Titre: Variant spelling of "titer" -- the degree of dilution of a substance such as an antibody, reflecting the strength of the solution.

Americans spell it "titer" while the English spell it "titre," French for "title," derived from the Latin "titulus," an inscription or label. The "titre" was evidence of the fineness of an alloy of gold or silver.

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Reviewed on 12/11/2018

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