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major histocompatibility complex

noun, Immunology.
1.
MHC.
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British Dictionary definitions for major histocompatibility complex

major histocompatibility complex

noun
1.
the full name for MHC
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major histocompatibility complex in Medicine

major histocompatibility complex n.

Abbr. MHC A chromosomal segment that codes for cell-surface histocompatibility antigens and is the principal determinant of tissue type and transplant compatibility. Also called HLA complex.

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major histocompatibility complex in Science
major histocompatibility complex
  (mā'jər)   
A group of genes that code for cell-surface histocompatibility antigens and are the principal determinants of tissue type and transplant compatibility. They are the most diverse genes in humans and are used to determine if a sample of DNA comes from a specific person.
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