Antigenic shift



antigenic shift

antigenic shift n.
A sudden, major change in the antigenic structure of a virus, usually the result of genetic mutation.

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    Immunology. any substance that can stimulate the production of and combine specifically with them. Pharmacology. any commercial substance that, when injected or absorbed into animal tissues, stimulates the production of . antigens of a particular type collectively. noun a substance that stimulates the production of antibodies n. “substance that causes production of an antibody,” 1908, […]

  • Antigenicity

    Immunology. any substance that can stimulate the production of and combine specifically with them. Pharmacology. any commercial substance that, when injected or absorbed into animal tissues, stimulates the production of . antigens of a particular type collectively. Historical Examples Graphs of precipitin reactions illustrating effects of formalin on antigenicity and reactivity of the extracts. Myology […]



  • Antigens

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