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HLA

Immunology.
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human leukocyte antigen: any of a complex of genetically determined antigens, occurring on the surface of almost every human cell, by which one person's cells can be distinguished from another's and the histocompatibility and genetic likeness of any two persons can be established: the major histocompatibility antigen of humans.
Compare MHC.
Origin of HLA
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70
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HLA in Medicine

HLA abbr.
human leukocyte antigen

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