alternative pathway

noun Immunology.

the activation of complement by contact with polysaccharides on bacteria, protozoa, or yeast cells: a nonspecific immune response.Compare classical pathway.

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Also called alternative complement pathway. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019