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epitope

[ep-i-tohp] /ˈɛp ɪˌtoʊp/
noun, Immunology.
1.
determinant (def 3).
Origin of epitope
epi- + -tope < Greek tópos place; cf. topo-
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epitope

/ˈɛpɪˌtəʊp/
noun
1.
the site on an antigen at which a specific antibody becomes attached
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epitope in Medicine

epitope ep·i·tope (ěp'ĭ-tōp')
n.
The surface portion of an antigen capable of eliciting an immune response and of combining with the antibody produced to counter that response.

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