[ an-ti-juh n, -jen ]
/ ˈæn tɪ dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /
Related formsan·ti·gen·ic [an-ti-jen-ik] /ˌæn tɪˈdʒɛn ɪk/, adjectivean·ti·gen·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti·ge·nic·i·ty [an-ti-juh-nis-i-tee] /ˌæn tɪ dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for antigenic
/ (ˈæntɪdʒən, -ˌdʒɛn) /
a substance that stimulates the production of antibodies
Derived Formsantigenic, adjectiveantigenically, adverb
Word Origin for antigen
C20: from anti (body) + -gen
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Medicine definitions for antigenic
[ ăn′tĭ-jən ]
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
Related formsan′ti•gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for antigenic
[ ăn′tĭ-jən ]
A substance that stimulates the production of an antibody when introduced into the body. Antigens include toxins, bacteria, viruses, and other foreign substances. Compare antibody. See Note at blood type.
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