the full name for MHC
major histocompatibility complex n.
Abbr. MHC A chromosomal segment that codes for cell-surface histocompatibility antigens and is the principal determinant of tissue type and transplant compatibility. Also called HLA complex.
major histocompatibility complex
A group of genes that code for cell-surface histocompatibility antigens and are the principal determinants of tissue type and transplant compatibility. They are the most diverse genes in humans and are used to determine if a sample of DNA comes from a specific person.
- Major hysteria
major hysteria n. A syndrome characterized by a first stage of aura, a second stage of epileptoid convulsions, a third stage of tonic and clonic spasms, a fourth stage of dramatic behavior, and a fifth stage of delirium.
[mey-jer] /ˈmeɪ dʒər/ noun 1. a commissioned military officer ranking next below a lieutenant colonel and next above a captain. 2. one of superior rank, ability, etc., in a specified class. 3. Education. 4. a person of full legal age (opposed to ). 5. Music. a major interval, chord, scale, etc. 6. the majors. adjective […]
[muh-jawr-i-tair-ee-uh n, -jor-] /məˌdʒɔr ɪˈtɛər i ən, -ˌdʒɒr-/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or constituting a : majoritarian democracy. 2. supporting or advocating : majoritarian politics. noun 3. a supporter or advocate of . 1917 (adj.), from majority + -ian.
[muh-jawr-i-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m, -jor-] /məˌdʒɔr ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm, -ˌdʒɒr-/ noun 1. rule by a majority, especially the belief that those constituting a simple majority should make the rules for all members of a group, nation, etc.