[an-ti-juh n, -jen]
Origin of antigen
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- a substance that stimulates the production of antibodies
C20: from anti (body) + -gen
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Word Origin and History for antigenic
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- Any of various substances, including toxins, bacteria, and the cells of transplanted organs, that when introduced into the body stimulate the production of antibodies.allergen immunogen
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