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Antigen-antibody reaction

antigen-antibody reaction

antigen-antibody reaction n.
The binding of an antibody with an antigen of the type that stimulated the formation of the antibody, resulting in agglutination, precipitation, complement fixation, greater susceptibility to ingestion and destruction by phagocytes, or neutralization of an exotoxin.


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