noun see antigen

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  • antigenicity — The state or property of being antigenic. SYN: immunogenicity. * * * an·ti·gen·ic·i·ty nis ət ē n, pl ties the capacity to act as an antigen <a vaccine with reduced antigenicity> * * * an·ti·ge·nic·i·ty (an″tĭ jə nisґĭ… …   Medical dictionary

  • antigenicity — See antigenic. * * * …   Universalium

  • antigenicity — noun The ability, or degree of ability, to react with the products of an immune response. See Also: antigen, immunogenicity …   Wiktionary

  • antigenicity —    Potency as an antigen …   Forensic science glossary

  • antigenicity — n. production of antibodies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antigenicity — an·ti·genicity …   English syllables

  • antigenicity — noun see antigen …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antigen — Each antibody binds to a specific antigen; an interaction similar to a lock and key. An antigen is a foreign molecule that, when introduced into the body, triggers the production of an antibody by the immune system. The immune system will then… …   Wikipedia

  • blood group — Med. any of various classes into which human blood can be divided according to immunological compatibility, based on the presence or absence of specific antigens on red blood cells. Also called blood type. Cf. ABO system, Rh factor. [1915 20] * * …   Universalium

  • Adjuvant — The Latin “adjuvans” means to help, particularly to reach a goal. Adjuvant therapy for cancer is surgery followed by chemotherapy or radiation to help decrease the risk of the cancer recurring (coming back). An adjuvant is a substance that helps… …   Medical dictionary

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