[an-ti-juh n, -jen]
Origin of antigen
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Examples from the Web for antigen
At the time his PSA screening revealed only a slightly higher level of the antigen than the cut-off for his age group.Are PSA Screenings for Prostate Cancer Bad for Your Health?
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So he didn't produce an antigen—he produced a disease instead.Pandemic
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Injections must be made and the antigen must go into the plants, not in single doses, if you please, but by the thousands.
I shall not discuss the antigen or its method of administration.
It is not apparent that the nature of the antigen would affect Ehrlichs theory of the formation of antibodies.
If amboceptors as antigen are injected into an animal there will be formed by the animals cells antiamboceptors.
- a substance that stimulates the production of antibodies
C20: from anti (body) + -gen
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Word Origin and History for antigen
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Any of various substances, including toxins, bacteria, and the cells of transplanted organs, that when introduced into the body stimulate the production of antibodies.allergen immunogen
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