common antigen com·mon antigen (kŏm’ən)
A hapten that occurs in the bacterial cell wall and is shared by most gram-negative bacteria. Also called heterogenic enterobacterial antigen.
- Common applications environment
operating system (CAE) Part of X/Open, based on POSIX and C. [Details?] (2007-03-01)
- Common applications service element
Common Application Service Element
- Common basal vein
common basal vein n. A tributary to the inferior pulmonary veins that receives blood from the superior and inferior basal veins.
- Common bile duct
common bile duct n. The duct that is formed by the union of the hepatic and cystic ducts and discharges into the duodenum. Also called gall duct.