Graphs of precipitin reactions illustrating effects of formalin on antigenicity and reactivity of the extracts.
The effects of formolization on the antigenicity and reactivity of proteins are discussed later.
antigenicity an·ti·ge·nic·i·ty (ān'tĭ-jə-nĭs'ĭ-tē)
The capacity to induce an immune response.
The degree to which a substance induces an immune response. Also called immunogenicity.
antigen an·ti·gen (ān'tĭ-jən)
Any of various substances, including toxins, bacteria, and the cells of transplanted organs, that when introduced into the body stimulate the production of antibodies. Also called allergen, immunogen.