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 and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae William B. Stallcup

The effects of formolization on the antigenicity and reactivity of proteins are discussed later.
Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae William B. Stallcup

noun
a substance that stimulates the production of antibodies
n.

“substance that causes production of an antibody,” 1908, from German Antigen, from French antigène (1899), from anti- (see anti-) + Greek -gen (see -gen).

antigenicity an·ti·ge·nic·i·ty (ān’tĭ-jə-nĭs’ĭ-tē)
n.

The capacity to induce an immune response.

The degree to which a substance induces an immune response. Also called immunogenicity.

antigen an·ti·gen (ān’tĭ-jən)
n.
Any of various substances, including toxins, bacteria, and the cells of transplanted organs, that when introduced into the body stimulate the production of antibodies. Also called allergen, immunogen.
an’ti·gen’ic (-jěn’ĭk) adj.
antigen
(ān’tĭ-jən)
A substance that stimulates the production of an antibody when introduced into the body. Antigens include toxins, bacteria, viruses, and other foreign substances. Compare antibody. See Note at blood type.

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