cross-reacting antibody n.
An antibody that reacts with an antigen other than the one that induced its production.
[kraws-ree-ak-shuh n-kros-] /ˈkrɔs riˈæk ʃənˈkrɒs-/ noun 1. an immunologic reaction between a given antigen and an antibody or lymphokine that is specific for a different antigen resembling the first one.
[kraws-ri-fur, kros-] /ˌkrɔs rɪˈfɜr, ˌkrɒs-/ verb (used with or without object), cross-referred, cross-referring. 1. to refer by a cross reference. verb 1. to refer from one part of something, esp a book, to another
[kraws-ref-er-uh ns, -ref-ruh ns, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˈrɛf ər əns, -ˈrɛf rəns, ˈkrɒs-/ verb (used with or without object), cross-referenced, cross-referencing. 1. to provide with cross references: The new encyclopedia is completely cross-referenced. 2. . noun 1. a reference from one part of a book, index, or the like, to related material, as a word or illustration, […]