[kraws-reyl, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌreɪl, ˈkrɒs-/
a horizontal slat forming part of the back of a chair.
noun, Geometry. 1. a ratio relating four points in the real or complex plane.
[kraws-ree-akt, kros-] /ˈkrɔs riˈækt, ˈkrɒs-/ verb (used without object), Immunology. (of an antigen, antibody, or lymphocyte) 1. to participate in a cross-reaction.
- Cross-reacting agglutinin
cross-reacting agglutinin n. See group agglutinin.
- Cross-reacting antibody
cross-reacting antibody n. An antibody that reacts with an antigen other than the one that induced its production.