[im-yuh-noh-di-fyoo-zhuh n, ih-myoo-]
- any of various analytical techniques that involve antigen and antibody solutions diffusing toward each other in a gel until antibody binds specifically to antigen to form a precipitate.
Origin of immunodiffusion
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- A technique for studying reactions between antigens and antibodies by observing precipitates formed by the combination of specific antigens and antibodies that have diffused in a gel in which they have been separately placed.
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