an aggregate of an antigen and its specific antibody.
a complex formed between an antibody and an antigen
immune complex n.
Any of various complexes of an antigen and an antibody in the blood, to which complement may also be fixed, and which may form a precipitate.
- Immune complex disease
immune complex disease n. A disease caused by the deposition of antigen-antibody or antigen-antibody-complement complexes on the surface of cells, resulting in the development of chronic or acute inflammation, which may be manifested by vasculitis, endocarditis, neuritis, or glomerulonephritis.
- Immune deficiency
immune deficiency n. See immunodeficiency.
- Immune electron microscopy
immune electron microscopy n. The use of an electron microscope to examine viral specimens bound to specific antibody.
- Immune fetal hydrops
immune fetal hydrops n. A combination of edema and ascites in a fetus, due to erythroblastosis fetalis.