antigen excess

n.

In a precipitation test, the presence of uncombined antigen above that required to combine with all of the antibody.

Nearby words

  1. antifriction metal,
  2. antifungal,
  3. antigalaxy,
  4. antigay,
  5. antigen,
  6. antigen unit,
  7. antigen-antibody reaction,
  8. antigen-presenting cell,
  9. antigenemia,
  10. antigenic


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