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[kraws-ree-ak-shuh n-kros-] /ˈkrɔs riˈæk ʃənˈkrɒs-/
an immunologic reaction between a given antigen and an antibody or lymphokine that is specific for a different antigen resembling the first one.
Origin of cross-reaction
First recorded in 1945-50
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cross-reactive, adjective
cross-reactivity, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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cross reaction in Medicine

cross reaction n.
A specific reaction between an antiserum and an antigen complex other than the complex that caused the production of the specific antibodies of the antiserum.

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