Complement-fixation



noun, Immunology.
1.
the binding of complement to immune complexes or to certain foreign surfaces, as those of invading microorganisms.

complement fixation n.
The binding of active complement to a specific antigen-antibody pair used in diagnostic tests, such as the Wasserman test, to detect the presence of a specific antigen or antibody.

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